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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Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

February 15, 2018 - 17:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 08:00
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 - 13:00
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 - 19:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking

December 29, 2017 - 08:00
A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline among all adults.

Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand

December 13, 2017 - 15:00
A study shows that neutrophils, a type of immune cell, work with the protein Snail to maintain a microenvironment that favors tumor growth in lung cancer.

What is a bronchospasm and what causes it?

November 27, 2017 - 17:00
Bronchospasm is when the muscles in the lungs tighten, causing restricted airflow. Learn about the causes of bronchospasm, symptoms, and treatments.

What to know about double pneumonia

November 26, 2017 - 15:00
A look at double pneumonia, a condition where pneumonia affects both lungs. Included is detail on when to seek treatment and the recovery outlook.

Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

November 21, 2017 - 16:00
A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.