United States Preventive Services Task Force

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 […]

12/30/2013

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 […]

12/09/2013

Tables of the drug finasteride are displayed outside of a news conference given by the National Cancer Institute in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Drug safely cuts prostate cancer risk, study finds

Long-term results from a major federal study ease worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer. The drug cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent […]

08/14/2013

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Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn’t bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.

02/25/2013

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