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  1. Combined Therapy May Treat Lung Cancer

    July 17, 2006 -- An experimental treatment that uses heat to kill tumors appears to help in prolonging the lives of early-stage lung cancer patients who can't have surgery. The average three-year survival among 41 patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) combined with traditional radiatio

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  2. Cancer Risk Double for Women Smokers

    July 11, 2006 -- When it comes to smoking and lung cancer lung cancer risk, men and women are not created equal. New research shows that women who smoke are twice as likely to develop lung cancer cancer as men. However, they are half as likely to die when their disease is diagnosed early. The intern

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  3. Milk Thistle May Slow Lung Cancer

    June 20, 2006 -- A compound from the milk thistle plant might slow the progression of lung cancer lung cancer , according to lab tests done on mice. The compound, called silibinin, hasn't been studied for lung cancer cancer in humans yet. So the researchers -- who included Rana Singh, PhD, of the Un

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  4. Pot Smoking Not Linked to Lung Cancer

    May 23, 2006 -- People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer lung cancer , new research suggests. While a clear increase in cancer cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. Even v

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  5. Lung Cancer Deaths: Nonsmokers' Risk

    May 16, 2006 -- A new study sheds light on lung cancer lung cancer deaths in lifelong nonsmokers. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, includes these findings: Among people who never smoked cigarettes, women aren't more likely than men to die of lung cancer. The rate

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  6. Gene Test Spots Early Lung Cancers

    April 4, 2006 (Washington) -- A test that characterizes tumors by their unique genetic fingerprint may soon help doctors to spot lung cancers earlier, when they're much more treatable, researchers report. If it pans out in future studies, the test could help extend the lives of thousands of lung can

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  7. Nicotine May Hinder Chemotherapy Drugs

    April 3, 2006 (Washington) -- Nicotine supplements such as patches or gum may weaken the potent punch that chemotherapy drugs pack against tumor cells in people with lung cancer. So suggests a new study that indicates nicotine can prevent chemotherapy drugs such as taxol from killing lung cancer cel

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  8. Lung Cancer: Cutting-Edge Treatments

    Recent advances in diagnostics and therapy are raising survival rates of those diagnosed with lung cancer, with more exciting developments on the horizon. One such recent advance involves giving chemotherapy after the surgical removal of a tumor. "Two years ago, we didn't recommend the therapy becau

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  9. Dana Reeve Dies of Lung Cancer

    March 7, 2006 -- Dana Reeve, wife of the late actor Christopher Reeve, has died of lung cancer at age 44. Reeve died on Monday night at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center, according to reports. She announced in August 2005 that she had lung cancer and that she had never smoked. The a

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  10. Top 2 Ethnic Groups for Lung Cancer

    Jan. 25, 2006 -- Blacks and native Hawaiians who smoke may be particularly vulnerable to lung cancer, a new study shows. The study tracked lung cancer among more than 183,000 people of various ethnic groups over eight years. Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths for U.S. adults. Among peop

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