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  1. Testing New Lung Cancer Treatments

    Jan. 9, 2002 -- For both men and women, lung cancer ranks No. 1 in cancer-related deaths. In fact, the number of new cases continues to rise, especially among women. Most often, smoking is the underlying cause. It can be a devastating illness, but medical research continues to raise hope that effect

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  2. Special Screening for Lung Cancer Seems Worthwhile

    July 9, 2001 -- A tool for screening the lungs of people who smoke or used to smoke appears to be a useful way of picking up lung cancer in its early stages. The tool is called a computed tomography, or CT, scan, which helps doctors look inside the lungs, a little bit like an X-ray. Hopefully, these

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  3. Simple Saliva Test Could Improve Lung Cancer Detection

    April 9, 2001 -- The elusive goal of developing a diagnostic tool to detect lung cancer in its very early stages -- when it's curable -- may be one step closer to reality. Japanese researchers have identified a specific protein that appears to be overproduced in lung cancer tissue and in precancerou

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  4. Lung Cancer Screening Tool Hits the Road

    April 9, 2001 -- An ultra-fast CT scan is being advertised on billboards and in newspapers across the country, with claims it can diagnose lung cancer early and, therefore, save the lives of people stricken by the world's No. 1 cancer killer. Now mobile trucks are making the rounds, much like mobile

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  5. Fighting Against a Mass Murderer

    Feb. 26, 2001 -- Michelle Globerson started smoking when she was just 15 years old. Now 45, she's quit smoking four times, each time cold turkey, but never for good. Recently, she's been seeing more and more public service announcements on TV, including one spot that calls smoking "puking (and) disg

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  6. Depression and Lung Cancer Often Go Hand in Hand

    Oct. 12, 2000 -- Depression -- which is common in lung cancer patients -- doesn't always end after successful surgery, say Japanese researchers. Despite what might be expected as good news, many survivors successfully treated for a particular type of lung cancer still experience depression up to thr

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  7. Breathe Easier With Fruits and Veggies

    Oct. 9, 2000 -- It's not just what you eat but how long you eat it, researchers say. Evidence is mounting that substances in vegetables can help protect against lung cancer -- if they're eaten for at least four years. The substances are called carotenoids. They're related to vitamin A and give the r

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  8. One More Reason To Eat Your Broccoli

    Aug. 25, 2000 -- Bad news for broccoli haters: researchers in North Carolina have found yet another reason why you should eat the dreaded vegetable. Broccoli and certain other members of the cruciferous vegetable family -- including cabbage and bok choy -- appear to protect humans from lung cancer,

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  9. Frequent Lung Cancer Screening Benefit Goes Up in Smoke

    Aug. 15, 2000 -- Smokers who think they can cheat death by having regular lung cancer screenings are dead wrong, according to results of the 20 year Mayo Lung Project. In fact, the researchers tell WebMD, male smokers who underwent intense screening were somewhat more likely to die from lung cancer

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  10. High-Tech PET Scan 'Sees' Cancer Better

    May 24, 2000 (New Orleans) -- Use of a radioactive high-tech scan called PET may help patients with some kinds of cancer avoid unnecessary surgeries that do not cure the disease. Two new studies presented here at a meeting of the world's leading cancer researchers and doctors show that this new test

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