Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic
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Throat, lung cancers were leading cause of deaths, study finds
Over roughly six years, no difference seen in survival
Finding suggests scans may have value beyond detection
These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies
Strongest benefit seen in most common types of tumors, researchers say
The sooner, the better, researchers found
Better pre-surgical chemotherapy means more of the breast can safely be saved, researchers say
Elderly women will account for growing proportion of cases, study predicts
2010 study led to a change in practice
Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits
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