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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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Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.



Lung cancer in women: Signs and symptoms

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

Recent research has suggested that lung cancer affects women differently to men. We look at the types, their causes, symptoms, treatments, and outlook.



Pneumonitis: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Pneumonitis is a condition caused by inhaling certain substances, leading to an allergic reaction in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.



Immunotherapy for lung cancer: What you need to know

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

What is immunotherapy for lung cancer and how does it work? Learn about the benefits, risks, and side effects. What is the future for immunotherapy?



Lung cancer and cough: What is the connection?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at the connection between coughing and lung cancer, including the causes of coughing, symptoms of lung cancer, and treatments.



Single molecule determines lung cancer cell death

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

A new study finds that one molecule is key to whether or not particular lung cancer cells respond to chemotherapy and undergo programmed cell death.



Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Using cell-based models of cigarette smoke exposure, researchers show how smoking alters gene expression over time to prime lung cells to develop cancer.



Vitamin B linked to increased lung cancer risk

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study using data from more than 77,000 participants looks at the links between long-term vitamin B supplementation and lung cancer risk.



Smoker's cough: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

In this article learn how many smokers have smoker's cough. What are the symptoms and causes of smokers cough and how can it be treated?



Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows how the side effects of the common chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may cause cancer to spread from the breast to the lungs.



Adenocarcinoma: Types, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the glands. Learn about the different types of adenocarcinoma, their symptoms, treatments, and outlook.



Smokers who receive CT lung screening are more likely to quit

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don't, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University.



Small cell lung cancer: Cause of treatment resistance discovered

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PST

Small cell lung cancer returns post-therapy because circulating tumor cells that were previously sensitive to chemotherapy form chemo-resistant complexes.



Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study...



Lung biopsy procedure: What to expect

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PST

What are the different types of lung biopsy and who will need a lung biopsy? Learn about the preparation, risks, recovery, and benefits of a biopsy.



Suicide risk elevated among lung cancer patients

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Suicide rates among lung cancer patients are significantly higher than the general population and people with breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers.



Lung nodules; Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Sat, 20 May 2017 03:00:00 PST

Lung nodules are common, but what are they? In this article, learn about lung nodules, how they are caused and diagnosed, and how they may be prevented.



Smoking and diabetes: Risks, effects, and how to quit

Sat, 13 May 2017 03:00:00 PST

Can smoking cause diabetes? What are the health risks of smoking? Learn how smoking may affect diabetes and how to lower the risk of smoking and diabetes.



Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer respond best to salvage chemotherapy when pre-treated with PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who require salvage chemotherapy are 30% more likely to achieve a partial response if they have been pre-treated with a PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint...



Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Men need more frequent lung cancer screening than women, according to research presented at the European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC).



Annual flu jab may pose greater risk for lung cancer patients under immunotherapy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

Lung cancer patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at increased risk of adverse events after receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination, according to the first study...



Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumours increase the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard...



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

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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