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New Lung Cancer Drug Doubles Life Expectancy

Lung cancer sufferers were today offered a new potentially life-saving treatment that enables the body to identify and attack cancerous cells.  The licensing process for such drugs usually takes years, but the UK Government has fast-tracked the treatment.The drug is called nivolumab.  It ...

5 Cancers That Strike Men (and Their Warning Signs)

Men often experience the same health hurdles as the women do. Cancer is one such deadly condition that affects both men and women. However, there are certain types of cancer that are common in men. Getting a cancer diagnosis can be a person’s worst nightmare as most people do not see it comin ...

Smokers May Not Be Getting Tested for Lung Cancer

Medicare recently announced it will sponsor an annual lung cancer screening test for a particular section of people who have been smokers for most of their lives. All Medicare users who are between 55 and 77 years of age and have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day are eligible for this test. This te ...

Possible Lung Cancer Detection Through Spit Test

There is good news for longtime smokers. Medicare implied that they would make CT scans available for free use for early lung cancer detection in longtime smokers. According to the scientists, if lung nodules are discovered by scans, a new experimental test might help discover whether these nodules ...

Non-smokers Can Get Lung Cancer, Too

Just because you’ve never smoked doesn't automatically ensure you are safe from lung cancer. You can develop lung cancer even if you do not smoke. Smoking cigarettes is the primary cause of lung cancer, but people can get it from secondhand smoke, having a family history of lung cancer, o ...

Encouraging Lung Cancer Prevention Research Results

Lung cancer can lie dormant for decades, just waiting to diversify and spread. Although this sounds alarming, it could prove to the the key to tackling the disease and raises the possibility of screening, early detection and preventative treatment. At present, lung cancer is not usually diagnosed u ...

Don't Smoke Away Your Lungs

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, and the third most common cancer in the United States. It is defined as a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung. The two primary types of lung cancer are small-lung cell carcinoma (SCLC) and non- ...