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Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today

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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Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

What to know about interstitial lung disease

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at interstitial lung disease, a group of diseases that make it difficult to get enough oxygen. Included is detail on types and complications.

Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on the chest. It is often carried out as part of lung cancer treatment or in emergency situations.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PST

Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline among all adults.

Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

A study shows that neutrophils, a type of immune cell, work with the protein Snail to maintain a microenvironment that favors tumor growth in lung cancer.

What is a bronchospasm and what causes it?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Bronchospasm is when the muscles in the lungs tighten, causing restricted airflow. Learn about the causes of bronchospasm, symptoms, and treatments.

What to know about double pneumonia

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at double pneumonia, a condition where pneumonia affects both lungs. Included is detail on when to seek treatment and the recovery outlook.

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.