Tag Archives: lung cancer

ACE Inhibitors and Lung Cancer

A recent paper in the British Medical Journal reported that treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors was associated with an increased incidence of lung cancer. As scores of millions of patients take these drugs for the treatment of hypertension and related disorders, the study naturally attracted a lot of attention from the lay press….

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Screening for Lung Cancer

A study of patients at high risk for lung cancer has been announced to the lay press. It showed that screening current and former heavy smokers with low-dose computed tomography (CT-scans) resulted in 20% fewer deaths from the disease compared with a standard chest X-ray. Before you visit your local imaging center after buying a…

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