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Smoking Increases Lifetime Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

2016 13 Nov

According to a study recently published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biolog y, an American Heart Association journal, smokers are twice as likely to develop and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) than the general population, but this risk can be significantly reduced by quitting. See Also : Abdominal Aortic... Read more

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New CT Programme for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

2015 13 Jul

Intermountain Medical Center's (Utah, USA) new lung cancer screening programme that uses CT technology provides long-time smokers and past smokers a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have the disease. The programme is based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial, a study that compared CT scans and standard chest X-rays... Read more

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ESR/ERS: Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

2015 08 May

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have issued a joint report recommending the use of low-dose computed tomography (CT) to reduce mortality from lung cancer, which is the most frequently fatal cancer. The disease causes 1.37 million deaths per year, representing 18 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide.... Read more

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Lower Smoking Rate But Higher Lung Cancer Mortality?

2015 26 Feb

A decrease in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they do not qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a Mayo Clinic-led study reported in JAMA . Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography is recommended for high-risk individuals by professional associations,... Read more

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Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening For High Risk Smokers

2014 08 Jun

Age and habitual cigarette use factor into the risk assessment for lung cancer in former and current smokers. The implementation of a screening program, which utilises a state-of-the-art prediction model, can be more efficient for the identification of those with a risk high enough to warrant costly and potentially invasive imaging investigations.... Read more