Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell’

December 26th, 2013

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Scan May Lead to Overdiagnosis

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Screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scan may lead to overdiagnosis, according to the results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. The disease is often detected at an advanced, difficult-to-treat stage. Cancer screening involves […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


August 23rd, 2013

USPSTF Recommends Lung Cancer Screening in High-Risk Individuals

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening people who are at high risk for lung cancer with annual low-dose CT scans, which can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer-related deaths. This is a grade B draft recommendation. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


April 24th, 2013

Screening Could Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality

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Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in all screening-eligible current and former smokers could potentially avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, according to the results of a study published early online in the journal Cancer.[1] Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


October 26th, 2012

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Newly Menopausal Women May Carry More Benefit Than Risk

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Hormone replacement therapy for newly menopausal women may not be as risky as once believed, according to the results of a study presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Florida in October 2012.[1] In fact, the researchers concluded that combination hormone replacement therapy in newly menopausal women relieves […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Health and Wellness, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


July 3rd, 2012

Female Lung Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Some Areas

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Lung cancer deaths are on the rise among young and middle-aged white women, mainly in the South and the Midwest, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. Each year, roughly 88,000 men and […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


June 26th, 2012

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer

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Diesel exhaust is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a press release issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The announcement came after a group of international experts gathered for a weeklong meeting to review the evidence. As a result of that review, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), […]

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Tags: General, General Lung Cancer, Health and Wellness, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


May 25th, 2012

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

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New lung cancer screening guidelines recommend annual CT scans only for a select group of people—those aged 55 to 74 who are current or former smokers. The guidelines are the result of a systematic review by an expert panel from several medical groups and were published early online in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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March 22nd, 2012

Almost 800,000 Lung Cancer Deaths Prevented

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Changes in smoking behavior that began in the 1950s prevented close to 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in theUnited States. Each year, roughly 88,000 men and […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Health and Wellness, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


March 8th, 2012

Diesel Exhaust Linked with Lung Cancer Deaths

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According to a large study conducted among non-metal miners in the United States, diesel exhaust increases the risk of death from lung cancer. These studies were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death in theUnited States. Each year, more than 87,000 men and 72,000 women […]

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Tags: Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


December 6th, 2011

NCCN Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for People at High Risk

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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—a not-for-profit alliance of 21 cancer centers—has released guidelines for lung cancer screening. The guidelines recommend screening with helical low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for selected patients at high risk of the disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States. […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell


November 2nd, 2011

Screening with Chest X-Rays Does Not Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality

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Results from the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial provide convincing evidence that using chest x-rays to screen for lung cancer does not reduce lung cancer deaths. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


August 16th, 2011

“Electronic Nose” May Help Screen for Lung Cancer

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Although still in investigative stages, the electronic nose (eNose) may help to screen for lung cancer among individuals at a high risk of developing lung cancer. These results were recently presented the 14th annual World Conference on Lung Cancer sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Lung cancer remains the […]

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Tags: General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer - Small Cell


July 28th, 2011

Greater Cancer Risk Among Taller Women

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Taller women may have an increased risk of developing certain cancers. Overall, cancer risk increases by 16% for every 4-inch increase in height. These findings were recently reported in Lancet Oncology. Greater insight into height and cancer risk may help researchers expand their understanding of basic mechanisms that cause cancer. Previous studies have indicated that […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, General, General Renal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Melanoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Ovarian Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Renal Cancer


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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