a study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has determined that low-dose helical computed tomography (CT) scans can reduce lung cancer mortality for current and former heavy smokers. In the nation-wide study, which included over 53,000 participants, researchers found 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among those who were screened with low-dose helical CT (also known as spiral CT) compared with those who were screened with chest X-rays. In addition, deaths from all-causes (including lung cancer) were seven percent lower in those who received the low-dose helical CT scans.
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Lung Cancer Screening Using Helical CT vs. Chest X-ray Reduces Deaths among Current and Former Heavy Smokers
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Waterpipe tobacco smoking (also known as hookah, narghile, shisha and other terms) has been used for centuries in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. A part of the Arab culture, waterpipes are prominently used in social settings and are considered a status symbol in some parts of the world. Since the 1990s, waterpipe [...]
March 1, 2010, 1:09PM