For the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.
Metal tissue holders contaminated with low levels of radioactive material may have been distributed to Bed, Bath & Beyond stores in more than 20 states including Texas, federal regulators said Thursday.
Routine chest X-rays do not prevent lung cancer deaths, not even in smokers or former smokers, according to a big government study challenging a once common type of screening.
Remember the uproar last year when a task force said most women don’t need annual mammograms? It turns out only half of women over 40 had been getting them that often to start.
A special type of CT scan can detect lung cancer early enough to save some lives, the National Cancer Institute announced Thursday.