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.

Young women warned of lung cancer risks
Apr 03 09


Carotenoid supplements tied to lung cancer risk
Mar 26 09


Lung Cancer Experts Address Smoking Dangers on Kick Butts Day
Mar 19 09


Surviving Lung Cancer; New Technique Boasts High Cure Rates, Offers Hope in Place of Surgery
Mar 09 09


Long-Term Use of Nutrient Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk
Feb 26 09


Infectious Agent May Impact Lung Cancer
Feb 23 09


Lung Cancer Cells Activate Inflammation to Induce Metastasis
Jan 03 09


New Test Promises Quicker, More Accurate Evaluation for Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Oct 26 08


Red wine may ward off lung cancer: study
Oct 09 08


Red Wine May Lower Lung Cancer Risk
Oct 07 08


An “HIV-test” Equivalent for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
Sep 16 08


Genetic Region Linked to a Five Times Higher Lung Cancer Risk
Sep 09 08


New Approach Uses a Common Virus to Combat Deadly Lung Cancer
Sep 09 08


Burning incense increases risk of respiratory tract cancers
Aug 26 08


Gene Panel Predicts Lung Cancer Survival
Jul 21 08


New clinical trial for patients with asbestos-associated lung cancer
Jun 26 08


Lung cancer patients fight stigma
May 31 08


Dietary boron reduces lung cancer risk in women
May 29 08


A new way to look at lung cancer and tobacco carcinogens
May 28 08


Genetic Mutation Associated With Increased Risk of Lung Cancer
May 27 08


Genetic mutation associated with increased risk of lung cancer
May 27 08


Blood Test for Lung Cancer May be Possible
May 19 08


Lung cancer patients may live longer with Alimta
May 16 08


Tooth Loss Linked to Esophageal, Head and Neck, and Lung Cancer
May 14 08


Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer: Where Do We Stand?
May 06 08


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