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    1. Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests. The researchers fro

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    2. Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer. The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for treati

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    3. Top Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows. Legions of women began smoking fou

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    4. Saliva Test Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare indicated recently that it might soon cover CT scans to check longtime smokers for early lung cancer, and these types of scans are becoming more common. Now, an experimental test may help determine whether lung

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    5. Opdivo Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

      Jan. 13, 2015 -- Drug-maker Bristol-Myers Squibb says a trial of nivolumab (Opdivo) has been stopped early because the drug improves how long people with a type of advanced lung cancer live compared to chemotherapy. This is the first time a survival advantage over chemo has been shown in lung cancer

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    6. As Altitude Rises, Lung Cancer Rates Seem to Fall

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans who live in the mountains seem to have lower rates of lung cancer than those closer to the beach -- a pattern that suggests a role for oxygen intake, researchers speculate. Their study of counties across the Wester

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    7. Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study. "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer

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    8. Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Some

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday. The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for

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    9. Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer screening with CT scans can be cost-effective while saving lives, a new study suggests. But, there are two caveats to that finding -- the procedure has to be performed by skilled professionals and the scree

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    10. Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says. Researchers analyzed lung cancers from seven patients -- including smokers, former smokers and never smokers --

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