World Conference on Lung Cancer New Treatment Findings

By Rachel Ernst |

The World Conference on Lung Cancer took place virtually on Sept. 8-14 and addressed new research findings and potential treatment options.

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Immunotherapy drugs for mesothelioma treatment shared at World Conference on Lung Cancer.

Latest Lung Cancer News Articles You Can Trust

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What Causes Smoker’s Lung? 

By Madeline May |

Smoking can pose a severe threat to a person's lungs, making it difficult to breathe and function. Smoking can increase the risk of numerous conditions like smoker lung. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for smokers' lungs.

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Patient and doctor reviewing xray of small cell carcinoma due to a recent diagnosis.

How is Small Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed?

By Madeline May |

Small cell lung cancer is a specific type of lung cancer that forms within a patient's lungs. Medical professionals utilize several tests and procedures to properly diagnose SCLC. After diagnosing cancer, patients will work with their doctors to determine treatment options and their prognosis.

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Stage 4 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy

By Madeline May |

Life expectancy and survival rates provide lung cancer patients with valuable information about their future. The life expectancy for those with stage 4 lung cancer varies depending on factors such as type and treatment.

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Man talking to doctor about lung cancer

When It’s Time To Talk To Your Doctor About Lung Cancer

By Rachel Ernst |

When seeing signs of lung cancer in everyday life, it is natural to reach out to a doctor. However, exposure to carcinogens or toxins, daily smoking habits, or family history of lung cancer are all valid reasons to talk to your doctor about lung cancer.

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Does Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

By Madeline May |

It has been proven that there are associations between smoking and lung cancer - but does that apply to vaping e-cigarettes, too? Learn more about what you are inhaling and the side effects of vaping e-cigarettes.

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Women takes Sotorasib treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer.

Promising New ‘Death Star’ Lung Cancer Treatment Approved in U.K.

By Rachel Ernst |

England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the Sororasib treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer. This treatment targets genetic mutation and leads to fewer side effects than typical chemotherapy.

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Lung cancer survivor with loved one.

Living as a Lung Cancer Survivor

By Rachel Ernst |

Being a lung cancer survivor brings different meanings for everyone. For some patients, new challenges emerge while they learn to live with cancer that does not go away. For others, their treatment may successfully destroy cancer completely. As a lung cancer survivor, there are benefits to receiving follow-up care and emotional support from loved ones.

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Patient receiving CT scan to help predict treatment outcome using radiomics.

Radiomics to Boost SCLC Detection

By Rachel Ernst |

Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents a low percentage of lung cancers. However, this type tends to cause damage quicker as it spreads at a faster rate than other cancers. Advancements in radiomics can help detect SCLC more efficiently.

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Scholarship Opportunities for Students

By Morgan Barnhardt |

Lung Cancer Center supports everyone affected by diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma. We have carefully chosen three credible cancer awareness scholarships for students, with deadlines approaching soon.

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Project Supervisors Negligence of Asbestos Regulations

By Jennifer Verta |

Asbestos related diseases tend to emerge from inhaling or coming in contact with asbestos. Handling and removing the harsh toxin calls for attention to detail and precision and when supervisors fall short, negligence can put workers and bystanders at risk.

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How Much Does Lung Cancer Treatment Cost?

By Rachel Ernst |

The US population is growing and aging at significant rates, according to the CDC’s Cancer Incidence Projections between 2015 and 2050. The public health agency predicts an overall increase in annual cancer cases. The increasing lung cancer treatment cost and rising occurrences could leave people spending more money out-of-pocket.

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Women receiving treatment in small-cell lung cancer clinical trial

Henlius Small-Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Meets Primary Endpoint

By Rachel Ernst |

In a Phase 3 small-cell lung cancer clinical trial in China, Shanghai Henliu Biotech, Inc. announced that the study met its primary endpoint. The study, assessing the use of first-line PD-1 inhibitor serplulimab plus chemotherapy in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), indicated the combination improved the overall survival of participants. The successful results mean the study’s primary endpoint has been met.

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This is an image of a everyday person smoking from a vape pen, which could lead to lung cancer.

The Link Between Vape Pens and Lung Disease

By Destiny Bezrutczyk |

Vape pens and e-cigarettes have become a common smoking device used to inhale flavored aerosols packed with nicotine, THC, and other chemicals. Research shows that the use of vape pens lead to symptoms directly related to lung disease.

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Immunotherapy drugs for mesothelioma treatment shared at World Conference on Lung Cancer.

World Conference on Lung Cancer New Treatment Findings

By Rachel Ernst |

The World Conference on Lung Cancer took place virtually on Sept. 8-14. The conference addressed new research findings and potential treatment options as well as welcomed new strategies to build on the success of the recent lung cancer treatment transformation.

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Lung cancer, conceptual image.

Is Mesothelioma a Lung Cancer?

By Destiny Bezrutczyk |

Mesotheliomas are a rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. They can grow in the lining of the abdominal cavity, around the heart, and the lining surrounding the lungs. Too, exposure can cause lung cancer. The nearness of these cancerous growths and similarity in symptoms may lead people to question if mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer.

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X-ray showing if a patient's stage 4 lung cancer is curable

Is Stage 4 Lung Cancer Curable?

By Madeline May |

Lung cancer patients are often diagnosed during the advanced stages, such as stage 4. This late diagnosis often impacts a patient's treatment options and survival rate.

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World Cancer Day

By Morgan Barnhardt |

How many people have cancer in the world? The disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with an estimated 18.1 million cases in 2020. Sadly, more than one-third of cancer cases are preventable. Every February, World Cancer Day spreads awareness about this global epidemic to save lives. 

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Is Stage 3 Lung Cancer Curable?

By Madeline May |

When lung cancer develops into stage 3, it has begun to spread beyond the original site. Medical professionals refer to this period as an advanced stage of lung cancer. Many people wonder though - is stage 3 lung cancer curable?

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Cancer Moonshot Initiative

By Morgan Barnhardt |

In 2019 alone, 139,603 people died of lung cancer. According to the relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, the Biden-Harris administration hopes to cut the cancer death rate by half in the next 25 years.

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Cancer Alley Louisiana and Lung Cancer

By Mackenzie Kot |

Located in Southeastern Louisiana, "Cancer Alley" stretches from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Cancer Alley is known as one of the greatest hotspots for cancer cases in the United States and is home to over 150 chemical plants. Lung Cancer rates are also much higher in Cancer Alley compared to the rest of the region.

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Lung cancer awareness ribbon that helps raise lung cancer donations.

Where Does Your Lung Cancer Donation Go?

By Rachel Ernst |

Finding organizations and sending donations is relatively easy. Once the payment has been sent, where does it go? Monetary gifts to lung cancer organizations serve a wide range of purposes, from research to education and advocacy.

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The Best Ways to Donate to Lung Cancer Research

By Rachel Ernst |

Each November, researchers, lung cancer patients, and people across the world share knowledge and raise awareness about one of the most common types of cancer. Lung cancer accounts for nearly 2 million deaths worldwide each year. Supporters donate to lung cancer research to help improve treatment options, prevent new cases, and end lung cancer.

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5 Ways to Move on After Family Member's Death

By Destiny Bezrutczyk |

Losing a loved one to cancer can be as traumatic as it is unexpected. The grieving process can’t be rushed or skipped. Keep reading to learn 5 ways to move on after a family member’s death.

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Researcher working in a lab on a new immunotherapy for lung cancer treatment option.

Adjuvant Immunotherapy Atezolizumab Approved for Lung Cancer

By Rachel Ernst |

The FDA has granted approval for atezolizumab as adjuvant immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer treatment. Atezolizumab is the first immunotherapy drug to be approved by the FDA for use as an adjuvant indication.

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Female oncologist holding white lung cancer awareness month ribbon

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – How to Show Your Support

By Morgan Barnhardt |

Every year, the month of November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Bringing awareness to this cancer is vital for finding a cure. Find out ways you can help support those with lung cancer and their advocates.

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Is Asbestosis a Type of Lung Cancer?

By Rachel Ernst |

Asbestosis is a disease affecting the lungs and respiratory tract. The disease has the same cause as certain cancers, like mesothelioma, but asbestosis is not considered lung cancer.

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Two ER nurses conversing in hospital.

Emergency Nurses Day 2021

By Will Coyle |

When the need for a visit to the emergency room arises, a patient requires timely and efficient care. National Emergency Nurses Day serves as a day to recognize and honor ER nurses across the nation for their hard work and dedication to provide care to those in need of emergency treatment.

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5 Tips for Healthy Lung Month

By Morgan Barnhardt |

The month of October is dedicated to keeping our lungs healthy. Every year, health care advocates strive for ways to keep every community's lungs healthy. There are plenty of tips and tricks to breathe easier. Our top 5 include: not smoking or vaping, preventing exposure to pollutants, protecting your health during flu season, visiting your doctor regularly, and physical activity.

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COVID-19 has created new problems in health care for people with cancer and survivors. Old risks have also returned for missed cancer diagnoses.

COVID-19 Problems for Cancer Patients

By Destiny Bezrutczyk |

COVID-19 has created new problems in health care for people with cancer and survivors. Old risks have also returned for missed cancer diagnoses.

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