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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Richard Wender
After decades of qualms about lung cancer screening, the American Cancer Society says there now is enough evidence to recommend it, but only for current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74 and after a frank talk about risks and benefits.
"We're trying to make sure we restrict harm that might come from screening," such as unneeded biopsies and follow-up procedures when scans falsely suggest cancer, said Dr. Richard Wender, family medicine chief at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
"The absolute worse thing that would happen" is people thinking "now I'm safe and I can continue smoking," he said.