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Many Docs Order Unneeded Lung Cancer Screening Tests: Survey
Contrary to current guidelines, a majority of American primary care physicians are ordering some form of lung cancer screening test for patients who lack any symptoms of disease, a new national survey reveals.

Most Cancer Deaths Continue to Drop
Fewer Americans are dying from cancer.

New Swine Flu Outbreak: Case Count Rising
The case count in the ongoing outbreak of new swine flu has jumped from 12 cases last week to at least 145 cases, the CDC announced today.

MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer
The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study.

Long-Term Health Effects of Atom Bomb on Japan Not as Bad as Feared
The long-term health effects of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II were not as severe as many people had thought, a new report contends.

Mammograms Spot Cancers That May Not Be Dangerous
A new study suggests that routine mammograms, long pitched to women as lifesaving tests, may also be causing substantial harm.

This Year's Flu Vaccine Less Effective Than Hoped
Flu season is well underway, and the CDC says the flu shot may not be offering as much protection as experts had hoped.

Lung Cancer Q & A
Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths for men and women in America. In light of the recent death of news anchor Peter Jennings and the announcement by Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana, WebMD Live invited Peter Shields, MD, from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University to answer your questions lung cancer. He was our guest on Aug. 18, 2005.

Leukemia in the Family
Information on many different cancers includes symptoms, cancer detection and prevention, and treatment options.

Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.

Michael Douglas and Throat Cancer FAQ
A surge in the number of cases caused not by smoking and drinking but by human papillomavirus -- HPV, the sexually transmitted virus best known as a cause of cervical cancer and genital warts.

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy
When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone lumpectomy -- which conserves the breast -- can be a less drastic option than total mastectomy.

Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds
The most common and least aggressive form of breast cancer still poses a risk of death more than 10 years after a woman is diagnosed with the disease, according to a new long-term study.

Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
Flu season is just about here, and now's the time to protect yourself with a flu shot, doctors say.

Many Lesbians Not Screened for Cervical Cancer
The rate of routine screening for cervical cancer is low among lesbians, according to a new study.

The Etiquette of Achoo!
Sneezing is your body's way of getting rid of nasal invaders like pollen, pet hair or viruses. But while sneezes may be good for you, they can spread germs to others.

Considering Cough Medicine?
Cough medicine is a popular reach-for medication for people with a cold or the flu. But it may not be appropriate for every cough.

Sinusitis Prevention and Treatment
If your latest winter cold seems to be hanging on for a long time, you might be suffering from sinusitis. How can you tell the difference, and what should you do if your sinus problems become a chronic condition? You'll breathe easier after reading what Gailen Marshall, MD, had to say on WebMD Live.

Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
Screening people at high risk for lung cancer could be at least as cost-effective as screening for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers, a new study suggests.

Is There an Anticancer Diet?
Information on many different cancers includes symptoms, cancer detection and prevention, and treatment options.

Job Search USA
Founded in 2006, Job Search USA is an all purpose job search website offering job listings from various organizations including not for profits, small businesses, corporations and educational institutions. Job Search USA was developed from the concept of integrating the best features, design practices and privacy principles of the leading US job search websites.

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study
People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.

Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer Seen in Circumcised Blacks: Study
A new study on prostate cancer suggests that circumcision might have a preventive effect in black men and men who undergo the procedure later in life.

Vitamin C Can't Cure Common Cold
A collection of articles about cold and flu topics covering symptoms, vaccinations, medications, and treatment

Guillain-Barre Syndrome Rare After H1N1 Vaccine
A collection of articles about cold and flu topics covering symptoms, vaccinations, medications, and treatment

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