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Lung cancer was once a death sentence. Now drugs are saving lives

Lung cancer was once a death sentence. Now drugs are saving lives
The declines in smoking and advent of screening and newer drugs have transformed the outlook lung cancer patients. (Image: Depositphotos)
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By Brianna AbbottThere is more hope than ever for people diagnosed with the deadliest cancer. Declines in smoking and the advent of screening and newer drugs have transformed the outlook for patients with lung cancer, once considered a death sentence. Progress against the disease has propelled the drop in overall cancer deaths in the US over the past three decades.And there is more to gain. More patients can fend off the disease for months or years with targeted or immune-boosting drugs, results released last week at a top cancer conferenc...

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