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  1. Defying the Odds With Lung Cancer

    Jan. 23, 2006 -- Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths, but some people with seemingly untreatable advanced lung cancer beat the odds. Palliative radiation -- which eases symptoms but doesn't treat the disease -- may make a difference, Australian doctors report in Cancer. They studied 2,33

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  2. Lung Cancer Surgery Rarer for Blacks

    Dec. 29, 2005 -- Many older blacks with lung cancer don't get the same treatment as whites, even when they have equal access to specialized care. The finding comes from experts at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The report by Christopher Lathan, MD, and colleagues appears in the Journal of Cl

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  3. Nicotine and Cancer: Are You Among Misinformed?

    Nov. 1, 2005 -- Women who smoke worry more about the health risks than men, and both sexes know far less than they should about how cigarettes cause cancer, new research suggests. The biggest misconception: Well over half of surveyed smokers believed that nicotine was the cancer-causing culprit in c

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  4. Surviving Lung Cancer: Advantage for Women?

    Nov. 1, 2005 -- Women may be more likely to survive lung cancer than men, new research shows. The researchers can't explain those survival differences. Biology might play a role, with lung cancer behaving differently in men and women, they write. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for

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  5. New Lung Cancer Test Targets Cheek Cells

    Oct. 31, 2005 -- A new lung cancer test could help detect the disease in its early stages, scientists from Canada report. That could save lives, since early lung cancer may be easier to treat than advanced lung cancer. The test checks cells from the inside of the cheek for abnormal changes in the nu

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  6. Broccoli May Protect Some Against Lung Cancer

    Oct. 27, 2005 -- People genetically at risk for lung cancer may benefit from crunching on some cruciferous vegetables. A new study shows people with a certain genetic mutation who ate the most broccoli, cabbage, and brussels sprouts were about a third less likely to develop the deadly disease. Resea

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  7. Blood Test May Spot Asbestos-Linked Cancer

    Oct. 12, 2005 -- A blood test could help screen for pleural mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, a new study shows. The test checks blood levels of a protein called osteopontin. Blood osteopontin levels "rise dramatically" in the early stages of pleural mesothelioma, says researcher Harvey Pass

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  8. Veggies in Diet May Cut Lung Cancer Risk

    Sept. 27, 2005 -- The health perks of eating your vegetables may include a lower risk of lung cancer, new research shows. The finding, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, isn't written in stone. More work is needed to check the results, write Matthew Schabath, PhD, and coll

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  9. Veggies in Diet May Cut Lung Cancer Risk

    Sept. 27, 2005 -- The health perks of eating your vegetables may include a lower risk of lung cancer, new research shows. The finding, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, isn't written in stone. More work is needed to check the results, write Matthew Schabath, PhD, and coll

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  10. Broccoli May Fight Lung Cancer

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- New research shows that a family of compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- like cauliflower and watercress -- may stop the spread of lung cancer and lead to new treatments for the deadly disease. Diets rich in fiber and vegetables have been associated with

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