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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, coughing up blood, persistent breathlessness, fatigue, weight loss and aches and pains when breathing or coughing. Treatment depends on type and stage of cancer, but may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
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Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

June 20, 2017 - 13:00
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

June 12, 2017 - 12:00
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

May 24, 2017 - 07:00
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

May 20, 2017 - 10:00
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

May 13, 2017 - 10:00
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

May 8, 2017 - 07:00
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

May 4, 2017 - 07:00
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

April 27, 2017 - 07:00
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

April 27, 2017 - 07:00
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

April 19, 2017 - 15:00
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

April 7, 2017 - 13:00
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?

March 23, 2017 - 13:00
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

March 22, 2017 - 10:00
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?

March 21, 2017 - 11:00
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

March 20, 2017 - 17:00
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

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
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

March 20, 2017 - 07:00
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

March 17, 2017 - 07:00
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

March 16, 2017 - 07:00
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?

March 14, 2017 - 11:00
Learn how lung cancer may cause shoulder pain and other lung cancer symptoms. What are the common causes and treatments of shoulder pain?