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.

Ice therapy can treat lung cancer?
Apr 15 13


Asbestos exposure, asbestosis, and smoking combined greatly increase lung cancer risk
Apr 11 13


New treatment holds promise for resistant lung cancer
Apr 09 13


Low levels of serum bilirubin spell higher lung cancer risk for male smokers
Apr 08 13


Screening might avert many lung cancer deaths: study
Feb 28 13


Cancer drugs proving worth earlier in testing
Feb 26 13


Lung cancer ‘overtaking breast cancer in European women’
Feb 13 13


American Cancer Society recommends informed decision making in lung cancer screening
Jan 13 13


Study probes why and how patients with lung cancer initially get diagnosed with the disease
Dec 22 12


The current state of lung cancer treatment
Dec 12 12


New tumor tracking technique may improve outcomes for lung cancer patients
Nov 20 12


UC Davis scientists identify new target for lung cancer treatment
Nov 02 12


New study aims to predict risk of cancer
Oct 17 12


Gene variant linked with reduced lung cancer risk
Oct 08 12


A mammal lung, in 3D
Oct 02 12


Key immune cell may play role in lung cancer susceptibility
Sep 21 12


Large lung cancer study shows potential for more targeted therapies
Sep 10 12


UNC Lineberger scientists lead definition of key lung cancer genome
Sep 10 12


Brain radiation after lung cancer treatment reduces risk of cancer spreading
Sep 06 12


Novel therapeutic targets identified for small cell lung cancer
Sep 06 12


Not all lung cancer patients who could benefit from crizotinib are identified by FDA-approved test
Aug 29 12


How chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases risk of lung cancer
Jul 24 12


Lung cancer tests advised for some heavy smokers
May 21 12


Low-Dose CT Accurate for Lung Nodules
May 20 12


Low-dose CT screening may benefit individuals at increased risk for lung cancer
May 20 12


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