Category Archives: Lung

Ventilated Filters: Changing the Face of Lung Cancer in the U.S.

An analysis appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds strong evidence that adding ventilation holes to cigarette filters has contributed to a rise in a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma among smokers. The authors say the FDA … Continue reading

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A lung cancer vaccine from Cuba

For the past several months, reports have popped up on an experimental treatment being used in Cuba to treat lung cancer. Most recently, HealthNewsReview took on a Phoenix-area news outlet and a cancer clinic for touting the drug before it has undergone … Continue reading

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Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday finalized a preliminary ruling made in November on the use of CT scans to screen smokers for lung cancer. The plan looks almost identical to the one proposed, with one important … Continue reading

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Medicare Proposes Covering CT Screening for Lung Cancer

Medicare has released its proposed decision on lung cancer screening using low dose computed tomography (LDCT), saying the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, using the technology to … Continue reading

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Expert Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening Using CT Scans

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of non-Federal experts that conducts scientific evidence reviews of preventive health care services for the U.S. government,  is posting its draft recommendations for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The … Continue reading

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Fight Cancer Like An Olympian

Paul Goebel, a 49-year old physical therapist who lives just outside of Seattle, Washington, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lungs on January 16, 2012. A father of three daughters, who never smoked cigarettes and had been an active competitor … Continue reading

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World No Tobacco Day

Today is World No Tobacco Day, a day when we could all use a strong reminder just how deadly an impact tobacco has on us worldwide. The newly released Tobacco Atlas has powerful information on just how big of a health … Continue reading

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