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a group of internists insist annual pelvic examinations are unnecessary.
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The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a clinical study of cancer detection, compared the effects of two ways of detecting lung cancer-the computed tomography (CT) low-dose helical and conventional chest radiography in death rates from lung cancer. This study examined the consequences of methods of screening large populations, randomized, of heavy smokers and ex-smokers aged 55 to 74 years using the mortality from lung cancer as the primary goal.
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