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Published January 11, 2013, 02:03 PM

Lung cancer scans backed for older, heavy smokers

(AP) - 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.

By: MARILYNN MARCHIONE,AP Chief Medical Writer, Associated Press

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