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New clinical scan helping doctors gauge patients’ risk of lung cancer

A new software tool may help doctors eliminate mistakes when judging whether a spot that turns up on a smoker’s lung scan is cancerous or not, researchers said Wednesday. The clinical risk assessment method described in the New England Journal of Medicine helped correctly decide nine times out of 10…

Obamacare panel approves free cancer screenings for heavy smokers

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – After decades of debate, an influential U.S. panel has endorsed the use of low-dose CT scans to detect lung cancer in high-risk individuals, paving the way for insurance coverage of the test for as many as 10 million smokers and former smokers. The draft…

Lung cancer worsening threat for European women: study

Cancer rates in Europe are generally falling, but lung cancer is poised to overtake breast cancer as the disease’s biggest killer of women, a study published on Wednesday said. In 2013, about 1.31 million people — some 737,000 men and 576,000 women — will die of cancer in the 27-nation…

Half of all cancers are preventable: study

Half of all cancers could be prevented if people just adopted healthier behaviors, US scientists argued on Wednesday. Smoking is blamed for a third of all US cancer cases and being overweight leads to another 20 percent of the deadly burden that costs the United States some $226 billion per…

Can aspirin really reduce the risk of cancer?

New research findings that a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent cancer throws up all sorts of questions – here are some answers A daily dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer and prevent the disease from spreading, studies show. But the drug has side effects that…

Anti-smoking efforts save 800,000 U.S. lives: study

WASHINGTON — Higher taxes on cigarettes, limits on selling to kids and campaigns to educate people on the dangers of smoking have saved nearly 800,000 lives, according to a US study released Wednesday. The research is based on scientific models that counted how many people smoked up until 1970 and…

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