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  1. Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New screening guidelines for lung cancer could save tens of thousands of lives, but the CT scans involved will be costly, a new study has found. Projections show that implementing the guidelines will detect nearly 55,0

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  2. Chemo Might Give Some Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer specialists have been unsure about how best to treat certain patients with an advanced form of lung cancer. Now, a new analysis of existing research finds that traditional chemotherapy outperforms newer, targeted t

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  3. Air Pollution Claimed 7 Million Lives in 2012: WHO

    March 27, 2014 -- Air pollution killed about seven million people worldwide in 2012, and more than half of those deaths were caused by indoor smoke from cook stoves, a World Health Organization report says. The U.N. health agency said that heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive p

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  4. Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple breath test might reveal if a person has early-stage lung cancer, according to a new study. Researchers tested the exhaled breath of people with suspicious lung lesions that were detected on CT scans. The breath

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  5. U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As fewer Americans smoke, the number of people who develop lung cancer continues to drop, U.S. health officials report. Between 2005 and 2009, lung cancer rates went down 2.6 percent each year among men, from 87 to 78 c

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  6. U.S. Panel Backs Routine Lung CT Scans for Older, Heavy Smokers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A highly influential government panel of experts says that older smokers at high risk of lung cancer should receive annual low-dose CT scans to help detect and possibly prevent the spread of the fatal disease. In its fin

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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