Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News

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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 causes lower back pain when coughing?

July 10, 2019 - 20:00
For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a doctor.

What to know about COPD and lung cancer

July 1, 2019 - 19:00
COPD is a group of conditions that have clear links to lung cancer. Smoking tobacco is the primary preventable risk factor for both of these diseases. Learn more about COPD and lung cancer here.

How antioxidants can hasten the spread of lung cancer

July 1, 2019 - 16:00
Two new studies have uncovered cell mechanisms through which lung cancer uses antioxidants to help it spread to other parts of the body.

Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'

June 19, 2019 - 10:00
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests?

Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

May 29, 2019 - 07:00
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer.

Should I get checked for cancer?

May 24, 2019 - 05:00
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here.

Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer

May 20, 2019 - 15:00
New research shows that a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning detects lung cancer more accurately than radiologists can.

Physical fitness might protect against lung and bowel cancers

May 8, 2019 - 16:00
A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases.

Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

April 25, 2019 - 16:00
Early immune-related molecular changes in airway tissue could potentially predict invasive lung cancer and serve as prevention targets, new study suggests.

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

April 9, 2019 - 07:00
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression.