Alisa Posted August 2, 2004 Share Posted August 2, 2004 I just got this message from another lung list I'm on. I haven't had time to do a google search on it yet, but thought I'd pass it on anyway. Has anyone heard of this? pill for dry mouth may help against lung cancer Thursday, April 11, 2002 3:04 PM > A pill long used around the world to treat dry mouth may help > protect against lung cancer in lifelong smokers, a study found. > The drug appears especially promising for former smokers, who > still face a higher-than-usual risk of lung cancer years after they > quit. > The preliminary study, released Tuesday, found that the medicine > reduced the risk of new or worsening precancerous growths in the lungs > of long-time smokers by about 22 percent during six months of use. > The drug, made by the French company Solvay Pharma, is not > available in the United States. It is sold in Canada, Europe, China and > other countries as Sialor or Sulfarlem and has been on the market for 30 > years. > The study was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and > conducted on 101 volunteers who had smoked a pack a day for at least 30 > years. One-third had quit smoking, and the results were best for them. > > Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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