Lung Cancer News

This year National Respiratory Care Week takes place Oct. 20-26, according to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). The AARC is a nonprofit organization of health care professionals dedicated to ensuring that those with respiratory diseases receive safe and effective care.

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that heavy smokers receive annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose CT scans instead of X-rays.

The recommendation is limited to longtime, pack-a-day smokers ages 55 to 79. However, some patient advocacy groups feel the guidance shouldbe
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A prominent New York state politician is fighting mesothelioma with an experimental new treatment trial, Long Island’s Newsday is reporting (subscription required).

William J. Lindsay, 67, is the presiding officer of Long Island’s Suffolk County Legislature. Prior to holding public office, Lindsay worked as alabor
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A panel of independent scientists confirmed findings by the federal Environmental Protection Agency that show even “miniscule” amounts of asbestos cause lung problems.

According to this story in the Insurance Journal, the science panel’s confirmation paves the way for the eventual finalization and release ofa
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President Obama’s recent reclassification of communications satellites as civilian rather than military technology may give a major boost to the struggling American aerospace industry. No doubt this is great news for current American aerospace workers. However, there were many years when airplanes full of asbestos components created hazardsfor
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