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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Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

April 19, 2018 - 15:00
To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

April 19, 2018 - 14:00
Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations.

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

April 4, 2018 - 15:00
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A new study finds a two-pronged approach that could significantly improve survival rates.

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

March 31, 2018 - 07:00
A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.

How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

March 29, 2018 - 07:00
New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer.

What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

March 12, 2018 - 12:00
Pain ranging from mild to severe sometimes occurs around the left lung. Learn more about the condition and the many potential treatment options here.

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

March 1, 2018 - 15:00
A novel method targeting noncoding RNA has successfully reduced lung cancer tumor growth in mice, offering hope for a more effective treatment for humans.

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

February 15, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

January 31, 2018 - 07:00
New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

What to know about interstitial lung disease

January 18, 2018 - 07:00
A look at interstitial lung disease, a group of diseases that make it difficult to get enough oxygen. Included is detail on types and complications.

Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery

January 16, 2018 - 12:00
A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on the chest. It is often carried out as part of lung cancer treatment or in emergency situations.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

January 11, 2018 - 18:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.