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 no more fatal to women non-smokers
May 17 06


Women with lung cancer have better lung function than men
May 09 06


Positive CT scan for lung cancer may resolve
Apr 27 06


Non-Smokers with lung cancer respond better to treatment than smokers
Apr 25 06


Researchers aim to develop instrument to help physicians estimate risk for developing lung cancer
Apr 11 06


Vitamins don’t reduce risk of lung cancer
Mar 23 06


Gene test helps predict lung cancer, study finds
Mar 16 06


CT screening can identify curable lung cancers
Feb 13 06


Lower survival rates of blacks with lung cancer may be explained by access to care
Feb 06 06


Study Shows Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery Has Low Risk
Feb 03 06


Last-minute radiation saves lung cancer patients
Jan 23 06


Eating Vegetables may significantly reduce your risk of lung cancer
Jan 12 06


Value of CT screening for lung cancer unclear
Jan 11 06


Lung Cancer Screening Encouraged for Smokers with History of the Disease
Jan 02 06


Blacks more likely to die of curable lung cancer than whites
Dec 28 05


Women often opt out of lung cancer studies
Dec 22 05


Chest x-rays detect early lung cancer
Dec 21 05


Iron and calcium may up risk of lung cancer
Dec 01 05


Cellular clues to vitamin A resistance in lung cancer
Nov 26 05


Plant product may help prevent lung cancer
Nov 24 05


Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Nov 21 05


Missing protein may hold lung cancer key
Nov 08 05


Cheek Scrapings Can Detect Lung Cancer
Nov 01 05


Women survive lung cancer better than men
Nov 01 05

Women have a better survival rate than men in early stage lung cancers, regardless of treatment or even lack of treatment. The findings, from a nearly 10-year review…


Pot smoking not a major lung cancer threat
Oct 26 05


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