lung cancer

In this Feb. 7, 2011, file photo, a man smokes a Marlboro cigarette in Hialeah, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates. It would […]


U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry holds a copy of the 387 page report of the Advisory Committe to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service on the relationship of smoking to health Jan. 11, 1964.  He spoke at a Washington news conference at which the study was released.  It termed smoking a health hazard calling for corrective action. (AP Photo/hwg)

’64 US report ties smoking to cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On Jan. 11, 1964, AP Science Writer Frank Carey covered the release of U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry’s historic report linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer. The report has […]


Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even […]


Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless

CHICAGO (AP) — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the […]


Patient in CT scanner (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Government advisers have endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time. They say certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, to cut their chances of dying of […]


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Women have caught up to men on lung cancer risk

(AP) — U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more — that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows.


No Tobacco Day

This is the World Health Organization’s 25th annual “No Tobacco Day.” Their focus this year is to expose and counter the industry’s “brazen and increasingly aggressive” attempts to undermine tobacco control efforts around the world. […]



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