Panel says yearly screening can cut deaths from lung cancer but only for certain heavy smokers

  • Article by: LAURAN NEERGAARD , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 4, 2014 - 4:25 PM

WASHINGTON — 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 as they stressed that the tests aren't for everyone.

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rlwr51Jan. 6, 14 1:42 PM

"Moreover, radiation accumulated from even low-dose CT scans can raise the risk of cancer. And occasionally, screening detects tumors so small and slow-growing that they never would have threatened the person's life." - - - - - - - - - - That's why you would do comparative scans to check growth.

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davidpalmerJan. 6, 14 6:34 PM

The cost of these scans will be paid for by who? The surgeon general announced that smoking cigarettes was associated with disease including lung cancer in 1964. Unlike screening for colon cancer and breast cancer, screening for lung cancer is done on people who choose to put themselves at risk . Let them pay for all costs associated with screening.

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