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.

Quitting Smoking After Lung Cancer Diagnosis Can Prolong Life
Jan 26 10


Tobacco smoke causes lung inflammation, promotes lung cancer growth
Jan 19 10


Pistachios May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk
Dec 09 09


Higher lung cancer risk in eastern China: study
Dec 08 09


Secondhand smoke exposure in childhood increases lung cancer risk later in life
Dec 04 09


Lung cancer risk increases with expression of specific genes
Oct 01 09


Guide on Lung Cancer in “Never-smokers”: a Different Disease and Different Treatments
Sep 17 09


Narrow-band imaging increases specificity of early lung cancer detection
Sep 02 09


Patients’ pretreatment quality of life can predict overall lung cancer survival
Sep 02 09


Gold nanotech breath test may show lung cancer early
Aug 31 09


Daily drinking may raise risk of several cancers
Aug 22 09


Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference
Aug 07 09


Ovary removal may raise risk of lung cancer
Jul 31 09


Ovary removal may increase lung cancer risk
Jul 21 09


New lung cancer staging system revealed
Jul 13 09


Psychiatric symptoms can be first sign of cancer
Jun 29 09


Brain Irradiation in Lung Cancer
Jun 03 09


Heaviest Smokers Face Greatest Risk of Death After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Jun 03 09


Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting
May 04 09


Personalized treatment for early lung cancer
May 04 09


Joining forces to improve lung cancer treatment
Apr 27 09


Urine Test May Determine if a Smoker is at Risk for Lung Cancer
Apr 20 09


Researchers Identify Specific Lung Cancer Susceptibility Gene
Apr 15 09


Racial disparities persist in the treatment of lung cancer
Apr 13 09


Radiation ‘Highly Effective’ in Early Lung Cancer
Apr 03 09


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