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A little over 2 weeks ago a study was released showing that CT scans of the lungs of heavy smokers reduced lung cancer-related deaths by 20-percent. This was the first time lung cancer screening was shown to save lives. Too often in the past, by the time lung cancer is discovered, it's too late for the patient. Now, a new study from the Netherlands has found a method to identify the stage of cancerous lung tumors. This can help patients avoid unnecessary surgery.

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