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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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Vitamin B linked to increased lung cancer risk

August 23, 2017 - 07:00
A study using data from more than 77,000 participants looks at the links between long-term vitamin B supplementation and lung cancer risk.

Smoker's cough: Symptoms, causes, and home remedies

August 14, 2017 - 13:00
In this article learn how many smokers have smoker's cough. What are the symptoms and causes of smokers cough and how can it be treated?

Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?

August 8, 2017 - 07:00
New research shows how the side effects of the common chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may cause cancer to spread from the breast to the lungs.

Adenocarcinoma: Types, diagnosis, and treatment

August 2, 2017 - 13:00
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that affects the glands. Learn about the different types of adenocarcinoma, their symptoms, treatments, and outlook.

Smokers who receive CT lung screening are more likely to quit

July 25, 2017 - 07:00
Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit than those who don't, concludes a trial led by Cardiff University.

Small cell lung cancer: Cause of treatment resistance discovered

July 21, 2017 - 14:00
Small cell lung cancer returns post-therapy because circulating tumor cells that were previously sensitive to chemotherapy form chemo-resistant complexes.

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).