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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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What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

October 29, 2018 - 13:00
Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

October 26, 2018 - 11:00
According to a recent study, a common drug used to treat blood pressure might increase the risk of lung cancer when it is taken over a long period of time.

Cancer ribbon colors: A guide

October 24, 2018 - 18:00
Ribbons come in a variety of colors to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer. Learn about the ribbons here.

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

October 10, 2018 - 15:00
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer

October 5, 2018 - 17:00
Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds.

What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

September 4, 2018 - 20:00
A hookah is a type of water pipe people use for smoking flavored tobacco. While many people believe using a hookah is safer than smoking cigarettes, it has many of the same health risks. In this article, learn about whether hookah is bad for you and what its effects on the body are. We also debunk several common myths.

What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?

August 16, 2018 - 13:00
In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.

Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers

August 13, 2018 - 17:00
Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.

Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles

July 27, 2018 - 19:00
Bibasilar crackles are abnormal sounds from the base of the lungs, and they usually signal a problem with airflow. Some causes of bibasilar crackles include bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and heart failure. In this article, we describe the sounds and symptoms in detail. Learn more here.