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    1. Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who have a CT scan to check for lung cancer stand a nearly one-in-five chance that doctors will find and potentially treat a tumor that would not have caused illness or death, researchers report. Despite the findi

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    2. Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- An older and little-used class of antidepressants may help combat a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study. Using a unique computer program, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine

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    3. Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose CT scans can successfully detect malignant tumors before they can spread to other parts of the body, according to two new studies. Yearly screenings with CT scans are more effect

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    4. FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat advanced lung cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gilotrif (afatinib) is approved to treat patients with a specific subtype of of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). About 85 pe

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    5. CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians weighing the benefits and risks of CT scans for detecting lung cancer now have more information to help with the decision. A new analysis of a 2010 U.S. study finds that low-dose CT scans pick up significantly more

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    6. Low-Dose CT Scans May Help Spot Early Lung Cancer

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk pati

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    7. Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to a small new study. Researchers examined 36 tumor tissue samples from patients

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    8. Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Eating tofu and other soy foods may help women who develop lung cancer increase their odds of living longer. A study of women from Shanghai, China, published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, link

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    9. Gene Test May Help Determine Early Lung Cancer Survival

      Jan. 26, 2012 -- A new test that measures the activity of certain genes in cancer cells may help doctors tell which early, non-small-cell lung cancers are the most dangerous. The hope is that doctors can use that information to figure out which patients might benefit from more aggressive treatment f

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    10. Microwave Technique Fights Lung Tumors

      Nov. 28, 2011 (Chicago) -- Researchers are using high-energy waves similar to those used to make microwave popcorn to destroy inoperable lung tumors. In a preliminary study, the technique, called microwave ablation, eliminated lung tumors in 19 of 28 patients. Eight months later, none of the tumors

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