Last year, researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the United States found that brief exposure to third-hand smoke, which is the poisonous residue that lingers on surfaces longer after a cigarette has been put out, was tied to low body weight and immune changes in juvenile mice.
In a new study, the researchers have found that third-hand smoke also incr... ››› more
If there's one lung cancer symptom that you think of right off the bat, it's a cough. After all, it's the most common symptom of the disease, according to a study published in the journal Thorax, which found that 65% cases included it.
However, a cough doesn't necessarily mean you have lung cancer. It can also be a symptom of something much less serious, like respiratory infection. A cough also... ››› more
Approximately every one in four cancer deaths are from lung cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death among men and women by far. But it's not all doom and gloom…
A breakthrough study has determined that combining radiation with chemotherapy for limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients may slow down the progression of the disease. Keep reading for the full findings.
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A body of research has proved that patients who receive anti-inflammatory therapy have a lower risk of lung cancer and lung cancer mortality. Now, a new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting has found that a commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drug has the same effect…
“As an inflammatory biologist and cardiologist, my primary interest is in heart disease, but my c... ››› more
Researchers discovered long ago that lung cancer patients fighting later stages of the disease can benefit from immunotherapy, a type of cancer treatment that uses substances made by your body or a laboratory to boosts your body's natural defences to fight cancer.
Now, new findings by The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai reveal that newly diagnosed lung cancer patients can equally benefit... ››› more
A body of past research has looked at the impact of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety on breast cancer. But the effect of such disorders on other types of cancer, like lung cancer, had yet to be studied up until now.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, lung cancer patients with depression and anxiety are likely t... ››› more
If you're a current or former smoker and have never been screened for lung cancer, listen up!
In a new study published in the journal Jama Oncology, experts write that most current and former smokers in America don't get screened for lung cancer even though they're at very high risk of the deadly disease.
What's more, this study revealed that current and former smokers can reduce their risk... ››› more
You've never picked up a cigarette in all your years. So it's impossible that you may have lung cancer, right? Wrong. Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both men women in America, doesn't only develop in people who smoke.
In fact, 20% of people who die from lung cancer have never smoked at all. So why might someone who's never smoked get lung cancer? According to Dr Robert McKenna, a tho... ››› more
You already know that sitting too much - whether it be in front of the TV or behind the computer for a few hours every day - can feel awful and wreak havoc on your health.
But did you know that sitting too much can also boost your risk of certain types of cancer? It's true!
According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, sedentary behaviour can increase y... ››› more
You've never touched a cigarette and you've even managed to avoid secondhand smoke for much of your life - But one day your doctor delivers the news: You've got lung cancer.
This is how unfair cancer can be.
And while it's true that non smokers can get lung cancer, the biggest risk factor is something you CAN control.
Read on below to find out what it is. Research shows ea... ››› more
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