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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:26:32 -0600

 



Show Your Support And Raise Lung Cancer Awareness

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:42:35 -0600

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that starts off in the lungs. Due to lack of knowledge, many of us are not aware of how serious it is. Show your support with awareness bracelets!



Lung Cancer Cases Linked to Air Quality! What's The Solution to That?!

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:16:41 -0500

Potential health impact of smog could be much greater than SARS, expert says. A type of lung cancer reported to be increasing in Beijing has been linked to worsening air quality, with an expert warning that the potential health impact could be much greater than the SARS epidemic in 2003.



Who Gets Mesothelioma?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:47:41 -0500

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the lining of the body's internal organs, a thin layer of cells known as the mesothelium. While very thin, this layer of cells is vitally important to organ function and the health of the inner body structures. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma.



Mesothelioma Surgery Option

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:10:52 -0500

Mesothelioma surgery is very expensive and is normally used as a last resort. Most insurance companies are not willing to pay the full cost of these procedures leaving patients with unimaginable choices for themselves and for their families. This is the time when many patients decide to consult with attorneys to determine exactly what their legal rights are if they have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace.



Mesothelioma Prognosis

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:18:05 -0500

Mesothelioma is a cancer that is closely associated to exposure to asbestos fibers, either through work-related exposure or through close association to someone who is exposed to asbestos. The two most common forms of mesothelioma are pleural and abdominal mesothelioma. Unfortunately, many people are diagnosed in the late stages of the illness, resulting in a poor mesothelioma prognosis, particularly if diagnosed in stage three or four of the illness.



What Has to Be Known About Lung Cancer?

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:30:23 -0500

Lung cancer remains to be one of the most common cancers being diagnosed. In the US, it is second only to prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.



Hospitals Offer Lung Cancer Screening - Do You Need to Be Tested?

Tue, 19 May 2015 06:04:29 -0500

Hospitals all over the country offer lung cancer screening, but not everyone should be tested. Learn what you need to know, according to the CDC, about the benefits and risks of getting tested.



Salamandra, Mountain Leather and Rock Floss - The Folklore of Asbestos

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:33:36 -0500

The following is the odd and fantastic folklore surrounding asbestos. This is a seemingly boring topic that turned out to have a lot of depth to it. The oral tradition of asbestos is varied and spans several cultures; ranging from literally monstrous to thoroughly amusing in their tonality.



Popular Procedures for Lung Cancer Treatment

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:49:24 -0600

Lung Cancer is the most fatal and responsible for the most number of deaths among all cancers. But thankfully, it is not beyond treatment, especially in its earlier stages. The best type of Lung Cancer Treatment depends on the stage and nature of the cancer.



Cancer and Cancer Cells That Come Alive After Grief or Stress

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:09:03 -0600

How it seems that cancer cells can lie dormant for many years and then come alive with a high stress event happens. There are many examples of this that I have seen.



How Does Smoking Cause Lung Cancer?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:33 -0600

Everyone tells you that smoking will lead to lung cancer. How much of it is true? Will it even help to quit now if you have been smoking for years? Find out.



How To Make Mesothelioma Claims

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 08:09:05 -0600

Mesothelioma is a rare form of lung cancer. It is caused as a result of prolonged exposure to asbestos, a fibrous silicate mineral. This illness is dominant in factory workers where asbestos is used in the manufacturing processes.



Getting The Most Out For Your Compensation Claim

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:45:31 -0500

Suffering as a result of someone else's mistakes and carelessness can be tormenting. This is especially considering that some of the effects are irreversible and they can change your life completely. The least that you can do is seeking compensation. Compensation claims might not reverse your condition completely. However, they can at least help pay up for medical treatment you deserve after the mishap. Also, if the mishap leaves you a cripple unable to work for a regular income, the compensation money can help cover up day-to-day expenses partially.



Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis of Stage IV Lung Cancer

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:58:07 -0500

One of modern-day's living nightmares - LUNG CANCER - is nothing more than an assassin among a larger group of killers. However, what causes the disease may be affected by the lifestyle habits of the many who are diagnosed with it.



Lung Cancer Rates Among Women On the Rise

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:32:43 -0500

Since 1975, lung cancer cases among women have risen 73% - while during the same period, cases for men are down 47%. What are the reasons behind these new figures?



Lung Cancer Rise in Scottish Women Over 40 Years

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:30:55 -0500

The cancer charity - Cancer Research UK, said the number of females diagnosed with lung cancer has risen 97% since 1975. Does this startling figure show cancer awareness is not working?



Lung Cancer One-Year Survival Rate Improves in the United Kingdom

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:59:46 -0500

Although lung cancer is still seen to be a major challenge in the U.K. - the one-year survival rates does seem to be improving. However, still a lot more work needs to be done before it can be said that lung cancer is no longer a problem in the 21st Century.



Stage 4 Lung Cancer Prognosis

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:44:15 -0500

When stage 4 lung cancer has been diagnosed, the out-look (prognosis [life-expectancy]) for a patient can only be considered poor. However, as with most things in life, although this does seem to be a general rule-of-thumb, each individual case must be evaluated separately.



Lung Cancer Classification - What Is Stage IV?

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:32:34 -0500

When a patient is diagnosed with lung cancer, the first thing a doctor will explain is the staging of the disease. However, many newly diagnosed patients rarely understand the full implications of that staging. Here we will explain a little about the implications of a stage IV diagnosis, and what it can actually mean for a patient.



Warning - Secondhand Cigarette Smoke Is No Joke

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:13:55 -0500

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for the health; however, many do not realize that inhaling the smoke is also just as unhealthy. What you need to know is more frightening than you may think!



What Is Sonophotodynamicphoto Therapy (SPDT)?

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:02:55 -0600

Today, both Sonodynamic Therapy (SDT) and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) are combined to create Sonophotodynamic Therapy (SPDT). SPDT is seen as a successful cancer treatment in China.



Lung Cancer FAQs - Can Tumors Lie Dormant For Years?

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:28:51 -0600

It is well known that lung cancer can exist in the body for many years before any symptoms begin to show. However, an often asked question is whether an actual tumor can lay dormant for many years too.



Chest Pains - Is Lung Cancer Developing?

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:13:45 -0600

When frequent chest pains become apparent, a great cause for concern should be taken. Not only do chest pains indicate health problems in general; like the heart, but also there may be a problem with the lungs too.



Asbestos Removal - Will Short Term Exposure Cause Cancer?

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:16:27 -0600

Long term exposure to asbestos dust is known to be life-threatening; however, when asbestos is found in the house (usually on a make-over project) many people do not know what to do. Remove it themselves, or call in the professionals?



The Difference Between Benign and Malignant Lung Cancer

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:26:40 -0600

When lung cancer is first diagnosed - tests usually proceed to confirm not just the stage at which the cancer is at, but also to distinguish between whether the cancer is benign or malignant. However, many people tend to get confused when the words "benign" and "malignant are used." Is one more serious than the other?



How to Know If You Have Black Lung

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:21:37 -0600

Many people have not even heard of black lung. However, it is a serious disease that kills many of those connected to the coal mining industry. Are you suffering from it?



What Is Black Lung?

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:06:00 -0600

Although not known to many, black lung is a serious disease that affects a large part of the mining community around the world - past and present. Serious? Like any other life-threatening disease that affect the lungs. Mortal? YES!



Asbestos in Gas Masks

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:56:32 -0600

Interesting information on how asbestos was used in gas masks during World War II. Unfortunately not only the people using these types of masks during World War II were exposed, people far beyond and possibly up to recent times could have breathed in the deadly asbestos fibres. Even children where these masks may have been used as props in school history lessons.



The Prognosis for Someone With Stage 3 Lung Cancer

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:25:58 -0600

All stages of lung cancer are potentially dangerous; however, as the later stages (III and IV) are reached, the danger level is increased. Stages III and IV both mean a critical life threatening moment has arrived for the sufferer, together with the probability of a tragic ending on the horizon for many.



Health Problems Abound With Mesothelioma

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:49:11 -0600

Millions of people around the world have been exposed to deadly chemicals. Some of these can cause no major issues at first. That's the case with asbestos, as millions of people worked with, lived under, and even had some of the items fall on them without any danger.



How To Find The Right Treatment For Lung Cancer

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:11:51 -0600

You will not be able to find the right course of treatment for lung cancer until you have been diagnosed, and the type of lung cancer you have has been identified. Many people think of lung cancer as being one condition, but there are actually more than one varieties of this serious medical condition.



Is Lung Cancer Curable?

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:24:22 -0600

This is a tough question to answer. The doctors do not completely deny its complete cure, however answering straightaway to 'yes' or 'no' becomes a difficult task for them. This is because there are many reasons linked with it. An honest reaction demands a justified and thorough explanation.



Is Lung Cancer Operable? Lung Cancer Treatment Options

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:08:19 -0600

Whether lung cancer is operable or not, may well depend upon the circumstances of the patient involved; however, when this option is not available, other treatments may well be offered. Many factors must be taken into consideration before any treatment or operation can take place, as either may have an important bearing on the prognosis of the patient.



Symptoms Of Lung Cancer!

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:18:45 -0600

You must have surely heard the saying 'health is wealth.' With the increasing inflation, the stress in our lives is also increasing. It is extremely important to safeguard our health against diseases. Whenever anyone hears the word 'cancer' it brings a very negative impact on the person as medical science is yet to find a permanent cure for this rapidly spreading disease.



Three Tips To Cure Lung Cancer Naturally!

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:31:35 -0600

Thanks to the increase in air pollution, people across the world have seen a huge percentage of increase in lung cancer. Doctors and pharmacists across the world have been on a look out to find new ways and means to treat and cure lung cancer. With the advancement of medical science, there are lots of over the counter medications available to treat this deadly disease.



The Mesothelioma

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:49:41 -0500

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the sac lining of the chest or abdomen. Especially people who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in this work that breathing asbestos.



What to Expect After Having a Lung Removed

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:03:30 -0500

When a lung crisis has gone so far that conventional treatments no longer seem to work, the only viable option may be to have the lung removed. Drastic as this may seem, life for many can continue for a reasonable amount of time afterwards; although, this may well depend on the reason why the lung was removed in the first place.



What Organs Are Affected by Lung Cancer?

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:38:19 -0500

Some 25% of all lung cancer sufferers tend to show no signs at all of having the disease present, meaning that when it is eventually discovered, it is usually found to be in a late stage. Because of this late stage discovery, other organs in the body have also usually been damaged, resulting in something that is often permanent.



Treating Lung Cancer With Chemotherapy

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:53:50 -0500

Chemotherapy was initially invented during the Second World War as a one chemical war-fare weapon. Today chemotherapy has grown into a 100 plus chemical agent that is considered to be the most powerful weapon in use against cancer.



SCLC - Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 09:02:16 -0500

There are two main types of lung cancer. The more common non-small cell lung cancer, and the faster growing small cell lung cancer which affects only a minority of lung cancer patients, but where between 60 - 70% of patients diagnosed are already in a late stage. Because of this late stage diagnosis, treating the disease is usually very difficult.



Treating Lung Cancer With Radiation Therapy

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:00:18 -0500

There are two types of radiation therapy used to treat lung cancer - external beam radiation therapy, and internal beam radiation therapy (brychytherapy). Both have their benefits for lung cancer patients, but they also have their side-effects too.



How Effective Are the Treatments for Lung Cancer?

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:35:11 -0500

Over the last 40 years, lung cancer research has had more funding available to it than any other type of cancer, resulting in a progressive advancement in both the understanding of the disease, and the treatment of it. Modern-day treatment plans have come along way; however, they still fall short of what is needed to completely cure the lung cancer suffering that is produced on a daily basis.



Coping With Lung Cancer

Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:48:49 -0500

After lung cancer has been diagnosed, walking it alone may be the most difficult thing in the world to do; however, understanding more about the disease may actually help one cope. Friends and family may be on-hand, but there is only one person in the battle: It is YOUR fight!



What to Expect in the Final Stages of Lung Cancer

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:20:03 -0500

It is a sad fact for any sufferer of the disease, that lung cancer is not usually diagnosed until late stage, thus making it more difficult to treat than early stage diagnosis, and only offering a low survival rate for the patient. Despite recent advances in lung cancer treatments, the survival rate for late stage diagnosis is still only considered to be less than a year.



The Most Commonly Overlooked Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:54:03 -0500

Many lung cancer symptoms tend to get overlooked by unsuspecting sufferers, usually by being put down to either the side-effects or after-effects of another illness. However, when certain symptoms become prolonged, a quick trip to the doctors is advised.



What Is Stage 3 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy?

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:40:24 -0500

After being diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer, it is not uncommon to ask what prognosis (life expectancy) can be expected. Prognosis can depend on many factors; including being either male or female can make a big difference.



Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Stage 2) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Stages and Treatment

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 19:35:58 -0500

To get a better idea of the prognosis (life expectancy), and the treatment that may be offered for a non-small cell lung cancer patient, it is important to understand the difference among the various stages of the disease. About 30% of patients are diagnosed while the disease is either at Stage 1 or Stage 2 of it cycle.



Get to Know Everything About Mesothelioma

Fri, 17 May 2013 08:48:30 -0500

Mesothelium is a type of tissue lining the lungs, stomach, heart and other vital organs. Once these tissues are exposed to risk factors, specifically asbestos, an individual becomes susceptible to a rare type of cancer we call mesothelioma cancer.



Mesothelioma 101: What You Need to Know

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:41:22 -0500

This article provides readers with the basic information they need to know to become aware of mesothelioma, its symptoms and causes. Read on and find out more about this disease.



Addressing The Treatment Of Mesothelioma

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:44:07 -0600

The main purpose for this focus is the fact that this is a difficult cancer to treat. There are a few different ways in which the medical fraternity addresses it.



Different Types of Mesothelioma Cancer Treatments

Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:58:10 -0600

If someone is in the unfortunate position to be suffering from mesothelioma cancer they are likely to be offered a choice of treatments, which will be dependent on several factors relating to the patients age and general health, the stage of the disease, and the particular area of the cancer. Basically, there are three main types of mesothelioma cancer treatments offered to the patient: Chemotherapy: If the chosen course of action is chemotherapy then this relies on using high-strength drugs in an attempt to kill off the cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is administrated via a...



Mesothelioma Symptoms and Treatment

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:35:14 -0600

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. While reports of cases have increased in the last 20 years, it still remains an aggressive cancer with little chance of cure and a low survival rate.



Pericardial Mesothelioma Resources and Research Information

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:21:48 -0600

Pericardial mesothelioma is a dangerous heart condition which comes from cancerous cells accumulating on the lining of the heart. Comparable to pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, this is a deadly health problem due to the significance of the area on which it develops.



What Is Asbestos?

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:55:30 -0500

The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses including malicious lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). One can't tell whether a material contains asbestos simply by looking at it, unless it is labeled. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos or have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. A professional should take samples for analysis, since a professional knows what to look for, and because there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released.



'Panoramic View' of Lung Cancer Gained From Latest Trials

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:36:05 -0500

Results from three recent genome-sequencing trials have provided a revolutionary insight into the deadly disease. Lung cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other form of the disease. Fewer than 20% of the 1.6 million cases diagnosed across the globe every year are still alive five years later.



Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 11:29:17 -0500

Glandular tissue cancer is a type of adencarcinoma, and can affect different parts of the body. Such affected regions in the body include the stomach, the breasts, the colon, cervix, prostate and pancreas just to name a few. One particularly common type of glandular cancer is adenocarcinoma of the lung.



All About Asbestos Cancer (Mesothelioma): Types, Symptoms and Compensation Claims

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:26:38 -0500

The article covers everything you need to know about mesothelioma. Types, symptoms, diagnosis and how after diagnosis a compensation claim should be filed.



Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Stage 1) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Stages and Treatment

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:59:05 -0500

Understanding the different stages of non-small cell lung cancer is very important; both to get a better idea as to the prognosis of a patient (life expectancy), and to the type of treatment that a patient can expect to be offered. About 30% of patients diagnosed with non-small lung cancer are diagnosed while the disease is still at either Stage 1, or Stage 2.



Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - (Stages 0-4)

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:35:37 -0500

Before treatment can be carried out for lung cancer, a staging of the disease must first be diagnosed. Depending on the stage of cancer, will depend on the type of treatment a patient is offered.



Recognizing the Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:05:11 -0500

Did you know that the symptoms of mesothelioma may not arise for 20 to 50 years after exposure? They may also mimic symptoms of other, less serious illnesses. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of pleural, peritoneal and pericardial mesothelioma so you can seek immediate medical treatment.



PET/CT Scan Challenge Of Pleural Effusion Treatment For Mesothelioma Patients

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:10:19 -0500

Early detection of the fatal and incurable mesothelioma and the subsequent provision of radiation, surgical and palliative asbestosis treatments are known to help a patient to have the best possible chance to extend and improve the quality of life remaining. Crucial to the process is the use of body scanning technologies, ranging from X-rays, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT (computed tomography) or CAT scans, and the more advanced PET/CT (positron emission tomography and computerized tomography). The long gestation period of up to 50 years from first asbestos...



Signs That Lung Cancer Has Metastasized

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:00:30 -0500

The World Health Organization reports that more than one million people die of lung cancer every year. Unfortunately for many, this is a figure that is not on the decrease, but a figure that has sharply risen over the last decade.



How To Prevent Lung Cancer Recurrence

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:09:49 -0500

One of the most worrying things about lung cancer is that there is always the possibility of a recurrence, even after a patient has been successfully treated. Genetic changes in a patient's body can easily lead to the disease affecting nearby cells and tissues, resulting in the possibility that one day it may decide to come back.



What Is The Difference Between Lung Cancer and Lymphoma?

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:25:02 -0500

Although very similar, there are distinct differences between Lung Cancer and Lymphoma. Both cancers affect the lungs, and both are considered life threatening.



Lung Cancer Remission - What Does It Mean?

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:38:50 -0500

There seems to be some confusion to the meaning of the word "remission," when it is referred to by a doctor. It is a word that is frequently used when talking about the prognosis of a lung cancer patient, and a word that very often gets misinterpreted.



Asbestos: What Is It and How Does It Affect You?

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:44:20 -0500

Asbestos related lung disease occurs through airborne exposure. The greater your exposure is to asbestos containing materials the greater your chances are of becoming afflicted with an asbestos related illness. Other documented health risks, such as smoking, also increases these chances.



Signs That Lung Cancer May Be Returning

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:48:12 -0500

After lung cancer has been diagnosed and treatment has started, the battle for survival has only just begun. Although about 50% of lung cancer patients will be cured in the short-term, many may fall prey again to a recurrence of the disease which can shorten their prognosis (life expectancy) even further.



Smoke Signals And Mesothelioma Symptoms

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:27:45 -0500

Despite a three year period allowed for entering a claim for mesothelioma compensation, delay can often occur until a confirmed diagnosis then reveals the disease has spread to an advanced stage. There are a number of reasons for not recognising the appearance of the first signs of mesothelioma or asbestosis symptoms.



Winning Mesothelioma Compensation With An Asbestosis Lawyer

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:44:56 -0500

Success for mesothelioma victims and their families in obtaining justice and their rightful entitlement to mesothelioma compensation can often be a long process requiring many different factors to be carefully considered when determining exact cause and liability as a consequence of asbestos exposure and the contracting of an asbestosis disease. There is, invariably, a considerable amount of background work which needs to be carried out by a highly experienced and specialist asbestosis lawyer and when a final resolution is arrived at in a long running mesothelioma claim case, it is often as...



What Is Lung Cancer, and How Common Is It?

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:50:19 -0500

Many people may be aware of what causes lung cancer, although not many actually know what it is. Usually when lung cancer is diagnosed, it has been slowly growing in the body for many years.



How Is Lung Cancer Diagnosed?

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:06:24 -0500

Most cases of lung cancer are diagnosed when the disease is in its later stages. This is usually attributed to either the diseases early warning signs being put down to other illnesses, or simply being overlooked all together. The process of diagnosis is formed in various different stages.



What Are The Effects of Asbestos Dust on The Lungs?

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:23:54 -0500

Asbestos related lung cancer now makes up for 1% of all cancer related deaths worldwide. Although today there is more public awareness to the detrimental effects of asbestos dust, it is still considered to be a major problem.



Chemotherapy Helps Mesothelioma Survival?

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:27:20 -0500

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. Each year, more than 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed within the United States, many of which end up being terminal.



Mesothelioma Mining on Hold in Canada

Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:26:43 -0500

Canada has, for a long time, been one of the leading producers of asbestos which has now come under extreme scrutiny. For the first time in over 100 years, one of the world's top producers of mesothelioma-causing asbestos has stopped production at its two remaining asbestos mines because of money and logistical problems.



Besides the Lungs, Other Organs Affected by Lung Cancer

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:42:39 -0500

When most people think of lung cancer, they only think of the lungs as being affected. However, depending on the type of lung cancer a patient is diagnosed with, will often determine which other organs may be affected too.



Lung Cancer - Are You At Risk?

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:25:44 -0500

Lung cancer is cancer than begins in one or both of the lungs. It is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the united states. Lung cancer is mostly the disease of the elderly because it develops over a period of time. Smokers are at the greatest risk of getting lung cancer.



How Many Different Types of Lung Cancer Are There?

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:26:52 -0500

Information regarding lung cancer can sometimes be difficult to understand, why one person will develop one type of cancer, and another person will develop another type. The problem is, that there are many different types of lung cancer, all which affect patients in different ways.



How Long After You Quit Smoking Before You Are Not at Risk For Lung Cancer?

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:19:57 -0500

Smoking is on the rise with an estimated 1.3 billion smokers worldwide, and it is estimated that by the year 2025, this figure will have risen to a staggering 1.7 billion. Bringing with it an estimated mortality rate of some ten million smokers worldwide every year. Smoking is now one of the worlds leading modern-day killers!



4 Tips For Preventing Lung Cancer

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:45:48 -0500

Of all the people in the world who develop lung cancer, between 10% and 20% of them are actually non-smokers, showing the myth believed by many that smoking is the only cause of the disease, not to be true. Many different things can contribute to the development of lung cancer, although there are certain things that a person can do to either prevent or reduce the risks of developing the disease.



What Are the Survival Rates For Stage 4 Lung Cancer?

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 14:45:34 -0500

When most people are diagnosed with lung cancer, the disease is usually found to be in Stage 4 of its progressive cycle. That is to say, over 40% of all lung cancer patients diagnosed with the disease, are in the last and most dangerous stage of the cancer.



Common Early Signs That You May Have Lung Cancer

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:50:06 -0500

Some 25% of all lung cancer sufferers show no signs of developing the disease at all, where the cancer is only discovered when a routine chest x-ray is carried out. As for the remaining 75% of sufferers, some may show apparent signs of lung cancer, ranging from moderate to more severe.



Simple Facts of Smoking - Lung Cancer

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:48:14 -0500

Smoking is the leading cause of chronic lung cancer, a factor that also contributes to bladder, pancreas, and kidney disease. It is also a disease that takes many years to develop in the body and kills one in every two smokers.



How to Treat Lung Cancer Caused By Melanoma

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:05:06 -0500

Once spread to the lungs, asbestos caused melanoma cancer can be extremely difficult to treat. Although today, there exists three different options available for the treatment of this type of cancer.



Increasing Asbestos Awareness And Reducing Exposure Risk With Notifiable Non-Licensable Work

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:41:29 -0500

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimate that there are still some four million properties around the UK, which are likely to contain hidden asbestos materials, and often encountered in a friable (fragile and disintegrating) condition. Any attempt to remove can result in fibres becoming airborne and inhaled by anyone in close proximity, from home owner or tenant, company employee to public visitors, as well as building and demolition workers. It is frequently reported that still far too many firms seem to possess little or no asbestos awareness or training to correctly deal with the potential health...



What You Need To Know About Asbestos Poisoning

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:42:09 -0500

Asbestos poisoning is considered at cause for a wide range of ailments, specifically several cancers of the lung. People who has been poisoned in this manner may be entitled to legal compensation for the illnesses from which they suffer, is they can prove that prolonged exposure to asbestos is responsible for their health conditions. in this article we'll discuss asbestos, how it poisons people, and what is being done to stop the spread of disease.



Conventional Treatments for Mesothelioma

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:37:42 -0500

Chemotherapy, also referred to as systemic therapy, includes oral and intravenous cytotoxic (cell-killing) medications to kill the cancerous cells. These drugs kill both cancerous as well as healthy cells. Some of the most commonly used chemotherapy drugs to treat mesothelioma are cisplatin and pemetrexed.



Warning Signs of Lung Cancer

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:14:38 -0500

Recognizing the early warning signs of lung cancer is very important, as most sufferers when first diagnosed with the disease are already in an advanced stage. Signs of the disease can be both obvious or more subtle, with the latter usually giving the sufferer no immediate signs for concern.



Facts About Asbestos Exposure Symptoms

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:11:12 -0500

Asbestos is a material that has been mined and used for many years. It was used mainly in the construction industry. This is until ailments related to this element became evident. The first case was as far back as 1964. The microscopic fibers that make up this element are inhaled from the air as dust. This eventually accumulates in the lungs resulting in the asbestos exposure symptoms.



Asbestos in Your Home: The Hidden Killer

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:41:13 -0500

In your home, you feel safe and secure. You devise measures to ensure that your family is living in a protected living environment. But maybe the villain isn't outside your house's walls, but within it. Have you checked your home for asbestos, the hidden killer in your home?



Causes and Risk Factors For Lung Cancer

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:00:53 -0500

Statistics from 2007-2012 showed us that approximately 40,000 people were diagnosed each and every year, with an actual slight increase in the numbers over this period of time. To this end, a number or causes and risk factors have been identified and are widely proven to be the primary causes of lung cancers...



The Most Common Symptoms - Lung Cancer Detection

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:46:11 -0500

In just the UK, a staggering 1 in every 14 people will suffer from lung cancer during their lifetime. Unfortunately, lung cancer does not have a great survival rate and one of the biggest reasons is because often diagnosis happens in the latter stages of the disease. Let's talk about the most common symptoms to be aware of...



Mesothelioma and the Importance of Good Nutrition

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:07:27 -0500

Consuming a health conscious diet that consists of all the necessary nutrients the human body needs can be an overwhelming challenge in general. However, people who suffer from mesothelioma and other types of cancer may find it even more difficult to adhere to a healthy diet plan.



The Four Stages of (Non Small-Cell) Lung Cancer

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:44:57 -0500

Assessing a case of lung cancer via staging is a crucial part of the diagnosis in any case. Applying a 'stage' can be seen as a label for how far the cancer in question has spread from its original location. Here we explain the stages in a basic overview.



Living With Lung Cancer

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:04:07 -0500

Being diagnosed with any kind of cancer generates considerable emotional hardship for the sufferer and their loved ones, especially so in the case of lung cancer. This is a basic guide to living with lung cancer.



Discussing Lung Cancer Treatment

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:02:19 -0500

It is important that if you or someone you know is suffering from lung cancer, you are aware of the different treatment options available and which ones are the most effective. There are a number of options and we're going to discuss these here.



What Exactly Is Lung Cancer?

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:41:27 -0500

Lung cancer, one of the most prevalent and potentially the deadliest cancers in the world, is a disease of the lung tissue. Cancer is a disease that can begin in virtually any organ tissue of the body, here's what you should know.



Special Case Plea Made For Mesothelioma Claims Under Legal Aid Bill

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:38:18 -0500

Voting for or against amendments to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill has begun in Parliament. Included, are those provisions in personal injury awards, and changes affecting payments for mesothelioma compensation, as part of government measures to save ?350 million a year and also speed up legal proceedings.



Tri Modal Asbestosis Treatments And Improved Mesothelioma Survival

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:33:36 -0500

Latest advances in the development of combined surgical, radiotherapy and palliative procedures used in the treatment of mesothelioma have helped to increase individual patient longevity by several months and even 1-2 years are not unknown in specific instances. However, a complete cure for the deadly asbestosis cancer has yet to be fully realised.



Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:29:41 -0500

In the UK alone, it is believed that as many as 1 in every 14 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer at some point during their life. Of those, only 27% will survive for more than one year after their diagnosis. It's important to know the signs associated with the early stages.



The Most Common Risk Factors in Lung Cancer

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:09:40 -0500

When one thinks of lung cancer, it is thought of as exactly that - a single type of cancer affecting sufferers similarly, however, this deadly disease comes in many shapes and forms. We're now going to discuss the various types and associated risk factors.