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.

Elderly Dutch lung patients’ survival improved by new treatment options between 2003-2009
Jul 06 11


Celecoxib may prevent lung cancer in former smokers
Jul 06 11


Who should get screened for lung cancer?
Jul 04 11


Scientists identify key component in lethal lung cancer complication
Jun 13 11


UT Southwestern research uncovers genetic link between emphysema, lung cancer
Jun 08 11


Roche’s Tarceva helps lung cancer patients
Jun 03 11


Asian lung cancer patient survival exceeds Caucasians’ on multiple regimens
Jun 01 11


Lung cancer risk rises in the presence of HPV antibodies
Apr 04 11


Working with mustard gas linked to lung cancer
Mar 28 11


Counting lung cancer cells helps predict disease
Mar 22 11


Lymph node dissection is not essential in small screen-detected lung cancers, new research shows
Mar 02 11


Quick, easy test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers
Feb 28 11


Bone drug zoledronic acid may help prevent spread of early lung cancer
Feb 28 11


Early Detection Of Lung Cancer
Feb 02 11


Anti-estrogen medication reduces risk of dying from lung cancer
Jan 24 11


More signs lung cancer screening could save lives
Dec 29 10


Lung cancer screen: a license to smoke?
Dec 18 10


Eating a variety of fruit cuts lung cancer risk
Nov 22 10


Proton Therapy Safe, Effective for Early-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
Oct 19 10


Study reveals cancer-linked epigenetic effects of smoking
Oct 10 10


New targeted therapy adds benefit to erlotinib in some patients with advanced lung cancer
Oct 10 10


Race Not Root of Disparity in Lung Cancer Between Whites and Blacks
Oct 04 10


New lung cancer research finds half of advanced lung cancer patients receive chemotherapy
Oct 01 10


TRUST study data confirms safety and efficacy of erlotinib for advanced lung cancer
Oct 01 10


Lung cancer culprit could offer target for therapy, UT Southwestern researchers report
Sep 13 10


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