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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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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?

Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

March 8, 2017 - 07:00
What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.

Stages of lung cancer: Symptoms, changes, and outlook

March 6, 2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about the different stages of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how to possibly reduce the risk of lung cancer.

Statins do not benefit patients with lung cancer, new study shows

February 28, 2017 - 07:00
Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study.

Nasal swab could help diagnose lung cancer

February 27, 2017 - 15:00
A team of researchers has identified a genomic biomarker for lung cancer in the nasal pathway. This could lead to less invasive diagnostic procedures.

Discovery of a new gene critical in the development of lung and pancreatic cancers

February 23, 2017 - 07:00
Researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra (Spain) have identified a critical gene, FOSL1, in the development of lung and pancreatic cancer.

Death rates from cancer will fall faster in men than in women in Europe in 2017

February 22, 2017 - 13:00
Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017, published in the leading cancer...

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screening

February 15, 2017 - 13:00
In the first successful randomized trial of its kind, researchers have provided preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung...