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USPSTF issues draft recommendations for CT lung cancer screening

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued draft recommendations for annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening for adults ages 55 to 79 who have quit smoking in the last 15 years or who have a 30 pack-year history of smoking. The draft recommendations received a grade B. There will be a public comment period before the final recommendation is issued. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to cover screening tests graded a B or ...

Study shows that teen cigarette use drops to lowest point recorded

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A newly released report shows that cigarette smoking has dropped to its lowest point ever among eighth-graders and high school sophomores and seniors. Only 5% of high school sophomores had claimed to smoke in the last 30 days, compared to 18% when the survey was conducted in the 1990s. U.S. children are also exposed to less second-hand smoke, according to the survey. These decreases are attributed to tobacco prevention programs, tobacco taxes and laws restricting ...

Liliana Hart: My dad’s cancer battle inspired me to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Liliana Hart on July 16th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
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My father was a hero. But not for the reasons one might think. Yes, he served in the Air Force and was an air traffic controller along the border between North and South Korea during the Korean War. Heroic, right? And yes, he went through the diagnosis of cancer not once, but twice, in his eighty-two years and suffered through chemo and radiation, the nausea and weight loss. He woke up every morning with a good attitude ...

HPV may trigger lung cancer: New study

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus known to cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to new preliminary research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center. When examining tumor tissue samples from lung cancer patients who have never smoked, researchers found six percent of the samples showed signs of HPV infection. Researchers say further study is needed to understand the role HPV plays in some cases of ...