Lung Cancer Detection Tests for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
By Kristina Johnson |
A new study by researchers at the University of Louisville has shown promising results for diagnosing lung cancer by testing breath samples for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The study has shown seven VOCs that are common in patients with lung cancer.
Mirati’s Adagrasib Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Approved
By Kristina Johnson |
Adagrasib is the newest inhibitor drug for the treatment of KRAS-G12C mutated non-small cell lung cancer has been approved by the FDA. Mirati Therapeutics brings adagrasib to the market as an oral drug to help late-stage NSCLC patient's prognosis.
The top 5 most deadly cancers among men and women include lung cancer, mesothelioma, colon cancer, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Learn more about the deadliest cancers, their treatment options, and their causes.
The act of coughing up blood, also known as hemoptysis, is a common side effect of lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses. The sight of blood can be alarming, but luckily there are resources and treatments available to those with symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toxic chemicals contaminated Camp Lejeune's primary water source until 1988, exposing thousands of Camp Lejeune citizens. Throughout the years, many Camp Lejeune residents developed serious conditions due to the contaminated water. Toxic water victims may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune disease suit.
Smoking can increase the risk of developing health concerns. The sooner you quit smoking, the greater long-term health benefits you will enjoy. Continue reading as we detail what happens to your body right after you quit smoking.
Akron, Ohio served as the nation's "Rubber Capital of the World" for decades, producing more than one-third of America's rubber products. However, the rubber industry's legacy extended beyond its products. Many workers and patrons were negligently exposed to harmful chemicals the rubber industry used.
Cancer caregiver support is vital as the role can be physically and mentally tolling. We provide tips on caring for your loved ones and yourself that you can apply through the ups and downs of caregiving.
Clinical trials provide options for those diagnosed with serious conditions such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. We gathered 5 new lung cancer and mesothelioma clinical trials accepting patients in 2022.
Men and women report hair loss as one of the side effects of cancer they fear most, which can be difficult to cope with, but many have misconceptions about cancer and hair loss. In this article we explore the subject and provide tips to cope.
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?
5 Tips to Navigate Secondhand Smoke Living with a Smoker
By Madeline May |
It is known that secondhand smoke harms those around a smoker. However, many people are still affected by secondhand smoke. How should someone navigate the trickiness associated with living with a smoker?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.