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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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Less inclusive criteria for lung cancer screening would be cost-effective

February 8, 2017 - 09:00
Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a population level, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine.

Lung cancer screening rates remain very low among current and former smokers

February 6, 2017 - 07:00
Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk current and former smokers be screened.

New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

January 26, 2017 - 09:00
The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.

Colorful compound in fruits, vegetables could lower smokers' lung cancer risk

January 23, 2017 - 16:00
A compound called beta-cryptoxanthin - found in many fruits and vegetables - might lower the risk of smoking-related lung cancer, new research suggests.

Many late-stage lung cancer patients do not get treatment

January 19, 2017 - 13:00
A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment.

Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

January 10, 2017 - 07:00
Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or...

Lung cancer: Delayed chemotherapy after surgery may still be beneficial

January 9, 2017 - 14:00
Non-small cell lung cancer patients who need time to recover from surgery may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to 4 months afterward.

Cancers evade immunotherapy by 'discarding the evidence' of tumor-specific mutations

January 9, 2017 - 13:00
Discovery could explain widespread acquired resistance among patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade drugs.