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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. This May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chest radiation to chemotherapy allows some people with small-cell lung cancer to live longer and cuts recurrence rates by nearly 50 percent, European researchers report. Based on the results of a four-coun

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    7. U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cance

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    8. Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to learn whether or not they have lung cancer -- and how bad their cancer is -- by breathing into a tube. Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it

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    9. 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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    10. 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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