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

  • 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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