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.

Lung cancer tied to family risk of other cancers
May 14 07


Long-term cannabis use raises risk of lung cancer
Apr 02 07


Colour sensor breath test can detect lung cancer
Feb 26 07


Researchers surprised to find no link between marijuana, lung cancer
Feb 13 07


Passive Smoke in Workplace Increases Lung Cancer Risk
Jan 31 07


Dual Gene Therapy Suppresses Lung Cancer in Preclinical Test
Jan 15 07


Lung cancer patients need help to quit smoking
Dec 28 06


Exercise Can Reduce a Smoker’s Lung Cancer Risk, but Quitting Still Most Important
Dec 11 06


Gene Expression Profiling Not Quite Perfected in Predicting Lung Cancer Prognosis
Nov 17 06


Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice
Nov 08 06


Women Catching Up to Men in Lung Cancer Deaths
Nov 06 06


New test predicts if lung cancer will spread
Aug 10 06


Radiation-Armed Robot Rapidly Destroys Human Lung Tumors
Jul 24 06


Blood test may find early lung cancer: study
Jul 18 06


Simple blood test detects lung cancer before it’s too late
Jul 17 06


Non-Surgical Treatment Gives Lung Cancer Patients Three Years or More
Jul 17 06


New hope for ways to overcome drug resistance in lung cancer
Jul 14 06


Marijuana tied to precancerous lung changes
Jul 13 06


Women Smokers, Higher Risk But Lower Death Rates from Lung Cancer
Jul 12 06


Benefits of surgery for lung cancer unclear
Jul 10 06


Radiation Therapy Increases Survival in Certain Lung Cancer Patients
Jun 12 06


Lung cancer slowed by Pfizer drug
Jun 05 06


Heavy marijuana use not linked to lung cancer
May 24 06


Lung cancer death rates in lifelong non-smokers
May 23 06


Novel animal model of lung adenocarcinoma
May 19 06


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