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CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds
New York Times

Annual CT scans of current and former heavy smokers reduced their risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent, a huge government-financed study has found. Even more surprising, the scans seem to reduce the risks of death from other causes as well, suggesting that the scans could be catching other illnesses. The findings represent an enormous advance in cancer detection that could potentially save thousands of lives annually, although at considerable expense.