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Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer; it can start in the windpipe, the main airway or the lung tissue. Although there are no early signs and symptoms, the condition will eventually develop symptoms such as a persistent cough,

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Lung cancer: Blood test may lead to earlier, personalized treatment

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a blood test that they say can identify genetic mutations linked to non-small cell lung cancer with high accuracy.

Pneumonia and lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is pneumonia, what is lung cancer and who is most at risk of each? What are the overlapping symptoms and what is the outlook?

Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.

Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.

Small cell vs. non-small cell lung cancer: What are the differences?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at two types of lung cancer. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatments here.

Small cell lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:00:00 PDT

What is small cell lung cancer and what are the causes and associated risk factors? How is SCLC diagnosed and what are the different stages?

Stage 3 lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at advanced lung cancer. Learn about how it is classified, as well as how we might increase early detection.

Proton therapy offers new treatment possibility for recurrent lung cancer

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study offers hope for patients with recurrent lung cancer, who historically have been considered ineligible for curative treatment.

Non-small cell lung cancer: Treatment, symptoms, and outlook

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is non-small cell lung cancer and what are the different types? Learn about its potential complications and the tests that are used to diagnose it.

Metastatic lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about metastatic lung cancer and second primary cancer. What causes metastatic lung cancer and how might it be prevented?

Lung cancer and shoulder pain: What's the connection?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Learn how lung cancer may cause shoulder pain and other lung cancer symptoms. What are the common causes and treatments of shoulder pain?

Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.

Stages of lung cancer: Symptoms, changes, and outlook

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different stages of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to possibly reduce the risk of lung cancer.

Statins do not benefit patients with lung cancer, new study shows

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study.

Nasal swab could help diagnose lung cancer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers has identified a genomic biomarker for lung cancer in the nasal pathway. This could lead to less invasive diagnostic procedures.

Discovery of a new gene critical in the development of lung and pancreatic cancers

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra (Spain) have identified a critical gene, FOSL1, in the development of lung and pancreatic cancer.

Death rates from cancer will fall faster in men than in women in Europe in 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017, published in the leading cancer...

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screening

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In the first successful randomized trial of its kind, researchers have provided preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung...

Less inclusive criteria for lung cancer screening would be cost-effective

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:00:00 PDT

Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a population level, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.

Lung cancer screening rates remain very low among current and former smokers

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk current and former smokers be screened.

New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PDT

The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.

Colorful compound in fruits, vegetables could lower smokers' lung cancer risk

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A compound called beta-cryptoxanthin - found in many fruits and vegetables - might lower the risk of smoking-related lung cancer, new research suggests.

Many late-stage lung cancer patients do not get treatment

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment.

Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or...

Lung cancer: Delayed chemotherapy after surgery may still be beneficial

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who need time to recover from surgery may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to 4 months afterward.