Lung Cancer News

What is Lung cancer?

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages. The abnormal cells do not develop into healthy lung tissue, they divide rapidly and form tumors. As tumors become larger and more numerous, they undermine the lung's ability to provide the bloodstream with oxygen. Tumors that remain in one place and do not appear to spread are known as “benign tumors”.

Malignant tumors, the more dangerous ones, spread to other parts of the body either through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. Metastasis refers to cancer spreading beyond its site of origin to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads it is much harder to treat successfully.

Primary lung cancer originates in the lungs, while secondary lung cancer starts somewhere else in the body, metastasizes, and reaches the lungs. They are considered different types of cancers and are not treated in the same way.

Micro-RNA determines malignancy of lung cancer
Sep 08 10


Tumor budding identified as predictor for unfavorable outcome in lung cancer
Sep 01 10


Estrogen-only therapy may not up lung cancer deaths
Aug 16 10


Faster Tracking of Lung Tumors May Help Treatment
Jul 20 10


New lung cancer drug shows dramatic results for shrinking tumors
Jun 22 10


Nutrients may be why some smokers avoid cancer
Jun 16 10


Study Helps Explain Why Black Patients with Lung Cancer Have Surgery Less Often than Whites
Jun 16 10


Lung cancer research concludes that early diagnosis as key for improving survival
Jun 15 10


Drug fights tumors in advanced lung cancer
Jun 08 10


Inhaled drug may prevent lung cancer: study
May 19 10


Lung cancer screening often yields false positives
Apr 20 10


BATTLE Links Potential Biomarkers to Drugs for Lung Cancer
Apr 19 10


BATTLE Trial Personalizes Lung Cancer Therapy
Apr 19 10


Promising Strategy for Treatment of Lung Cancer
Apr 12 10


Gene found that may predict lung cancer in smokers
Apr 08 10


Gene is Linked to Lung Cancer Development in Never Smokers
Mar 22 10


New radiation therapy could help in lung cancer
Mar 17 10


High-fiber diet linked to lower lung disease risk
Mar 10 10


Smoking tied to lung cancer in women with HIV
Mar 06 10


Hormone replacement tied to lung cancer risk
Feb 24 10


Survey finds significant racial differences in lung cancer beliefs
Feb 22 10


African-Americans’ Attitudes About Lung Cancer May Hinder Prevention
Feb 22 10


Lung Cancer: Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Elderly
Feb 20 10


Lung Cancer: Who is a Candidate for Surgery?
Feb 20 10


Cigar, pipe smoking may raise lung disease risk, too
Feb 16 10


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