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Leading cancer killer has new effective enemy in CT scans
Orange County Register

Most of the time, when a smoker feels the first severe symptoms of lung cancer, it’s already too late. Wheezing, chest pain or coughing up blood might be the beginning of the end. Only 15 percent of lung-cancer diagnoses are made in time to do anything about it. The fact that lung-cancer lesions are so tough to find is a big reason why the disease is the No. 1 cancer killer in the United States, with 159,480 deaths last year. That’s a higher toll than for breast, prostate and colon cancer combined (120,170).