Signs of Lung Cancer

A surprising bout with lung cancer

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:00
About a quarter of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Cannion said she was surprised to learn how common lung cancer is. It's also quite deadly. According to the American Lung Association, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 55 percent when the cancer is detected while still in the lungs.

Top research stories of 2017: Finding radon in Alberta homes, identifying after-effects of family ...

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 19:56
Clockwise, from top left: University of Calgary's Sheri Madigan leads a study on the multi-generational effects of childhood adversity; Aaron Goodarzi expands his study of radon; research by Kathy McCoy and Pere Santamaria discovers a gut bacteria protein that helps prevent inflammatory bowel ...

A new death in Pruncul Penitentiary

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:07
According to the Department of Penitentiary Institutions, there were no signs of violence on the convict's body. According to the sources of CrimeMoldova, the man suffered from cancer. ... He was undergoing treatment at the institution's hospital, being previously diagnosed with lung cancer. Lately, the ...

Frank Magliochetti - Comments on Color Compounds in Foods Lowering Lung Cancer Risk

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 22:56
LAWRENCE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 14, 2017 / Lung cancer was long considered a smoker's disease, which is one of the reasons for the persistent stigmatization of this condition despite extensive research demonstrating that it does not discriminate, affecting both smokers and non-smokers, ...

Cancer-causing radon gas found in 1 in 8 homes

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:11
I know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and that it causes up to 4,000 new lung cancer cases per year in ... The first major connection between radon gas and lung cancer was made in the 1970s, after Canadian uranium miners in Elliot Lake were found to have ...

A cough that won't quit—is it lung cancer?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:52
Sometimes lung cancer does not cause any symptoms and is found incidentally during a routine x-ray or CAT scan. "If a person with lung cancer does have symptoms, those symptoms will depend on the location of the tumor in their lung," says Dr.. Andoh-Duku. "Most cases of lung cancer that manifest ...

A Cough That Won't Quit: Is It Lung Cancer?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:52
Coughing removes particles, mucus, irritants or fluids from the lungs. It may be caused by something in the air, such as cooking fumes, perfume or spices, or it may be related to congestion caused by a cold, allergies or a respiratory infection. In general, coughing is your body's way of responding to ...

Creating 3D 'road map' to locate lung cancer cells

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:00
A new procedure that allows doctors to pinpoint cancer in the lungs more accurately and could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of Singapore's No. 1 killer cancer has been made available here. Called navigational bronchoscopy, it uses virtual reality and a GPS-guided system to find and extract ...

Have you tested your home for cancer-causing radon gas?

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 15:37
I am an assistant professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, a cancer researcher and, above all, a radiation biologist specialising in the impact of radiation on DNA. I know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and that it causes up to 4,000 ...

One in eight homes have cancer-causing radon gas - and NEWER ones are more likely to have the ...

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:15
I know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and that it causes up to 4,000 new lung cancer cases per year in Canada, more than 300 of them in Alberta. Scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.

Aggressive Surgery Increases Lung Cancer Patients' Long-term Survival, Study Shows

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:26
“This study is one of the best-powered and detailed analyses to date and suggests that lobectomy is still the preferred treatment of this disease for most patients,” said Bryant, the study's lead author. Researchers analyzed patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) using the Veterans ...

Safer lung cancer diagnosis with first VR and GPS-guided procedure in Singapore

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 08:02
SINGAPORE - A new procedure allows doctors to pinpoint cancer in the lungs more accurately and could lead to an earlier diagnosis and treatment for the number one cancer killer in Singapore, said a doctor who helped bring the procedure here. Dr Akash Verma, adjunct assistant professor at Tan Tock ...

Indonesia's asbestos 'time bomb'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:11
Asbestos fibres that lodge in the lungs can cause diseases including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Banned in more than 60 countries, including all members of the EU, the carcinogenic material is still widely used in developing countries ...

Indonesia's asbestos 'time bomb'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 22:11
The symptoms were mild and seemingly innocuous at first: mostly coughing and fatigue. But it wasn't long before Sriyono got a grim diagnosis -- he had asbestosis -- an incurable scarring of the lungs that often leads to cancer. It was caused by decades of inhaling asbestos fibres at the factory where the ...

Have you tested your home for cancer-causing radon gas?

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:00
Testing your home for radon gas is an effective prevention strategy and radon is one of the most easily eradicated causes of lung cancer. ... The first major connection between radon gas and lung cancer was made in the 1970s, after Canadian uranium miners in Elliot Lake were found to have unusually ...

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Market Report Methodology, Symptoms, Prevailing Risk Factors and ...

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:33
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Market Report Forecast 2025 expresses overview of epidemiology trends of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Industry. The Report also discusses the prevailing risk factors, disease burden with special emphasis on the unmet medical needs associated with the Non-Small Cell ...

Bristol's Connor Albert, 10, Succumbs To Bone Cancer

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 18:48
After a 20-month battle against bone cancer, fifth-grader Connor Albert died Monday, his family announced. The boy — dubbed “Captain Connor” by his family — had gone through a series of increasingly difficult medical procedures this fall, and doctors announced that cancer had reached his lungs.

Deadly Gases in Your Home: Carbon Monoxide and Radon

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:37
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, and second leading cause behind smoking. Each year approximately 21,000 deaths in the U.S. occur because of radon. Like CO, radon is invisible, tasteless, and odorless. Unlike CO, the effects of exposure to radon take longer to see.

Boehringer Ingelheim initiates real-world study of treatment sequencing in EGFR mutation-positive ...

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:56
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim has initiated GioTag, a real-world study to assess the impact of sequential therapy in patients with EGFR mutation-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Data from approximately 190 patients who received ...

ValiRx surges once again as top-line data from Phase II lung cancer trial impresses

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 04:14
ValiRx said the drug had a “statistically significant” improvement in overall survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer compared to those receiving no treatment. The company had previously reported back in September that 2mg doses of VAL401 were “broadly safe and tolerated”, while the ...

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