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LUNG CANCER SCREENING

WHAT ARE
THE ODDS

of a child
outgrowing a
peanut allergy?

About 1 in 5 children
with a peanut allergy
will outgrow it. The
rate of peanut allergies
more than tripled
from 1997 to 2008.
Researchers are not
sure why this spike
has occurred.

REMAINS LOW

If everyone eligible for lung cancer screening got it, 12,000 deaths could be prevented
each year in the U.S.
Yet screening rates remain low, according to research published in JAMA Oncology.
In fact, researchers found that just 262,700 out of 6.8 million people eligible for lung
cancer screening in 2015 had the potentially lifesaving test done.
Talk to your doctor about a low-dose CT scan to screen for lung cancer if you:
3 Are 55 to 74 years old
3 Have a 30-pack-year smoking history (i.e., a pack a day for
30 years or two packs a day for 15 years)
3 Still smoke or have quit in the past 15 years
3 Are healthy enough to undergo cancer treatment

JARGON
WATCH

TAVR , or transcatheter aortic valve replacement, is
shorthand for a minimally invasive surgical procedure
in which a replacement valve is inserted into a patient's
damaged aortic (heart) valve. It's similar to a stent
placed in an artery, and it can be performed through
small openings. In the past, traditional valve replacement required open-heart surgery.

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