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Annual screening is now recommended for current and former smokers ages 50 to 80, regardless of when they quit.
Treatments that help the immune system fight cancer have revolutionized cancer care.
HIV-positive people who use checkpoint inhibitors have side effects, response rates and survival comparable to those of HIV-negative people.
Screening is recommended for current and former heavy smokers ages 50 to 80, but HIV-positive people may benefit from earlier screening.
However, lung cancer incidence among HIV-positive people has fallen over the past two decades.
A small Spanish study suggests that screening people living with HIV for lung cancer results in a high rate of diagnosis.
HIV-positive people who underwent surgery to remove early lung cancer fared as well as HIV-negative people.
Treatment with Opdivo appears to work well for HIV-positive people in small study.
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