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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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Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuits

By Madeline May |

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.

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10 Best Lung Cancer Hospitals

By Rachel Ernst |

With so many options available, it can be tough to know where and who to turn to when seeking care for lung cancer. Our list of the 10 best lung cancer hospitals can provide some guidance.

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Stage 3 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy

By Madeline May |

The life expectancy of lung cancer is influenced by variables such as cancer type, age, and stage. Stage 3 is considered an advanced stage of lung cancer, but can still be treated and survived.

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What Happens When you Quit Smoking?

By Megan O'Leary |

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.

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Top 5 Cancer Blogs in 2022

By Megan O'Leary |

Trustworthy blogs related to lung cancer patients can be hard to come by and even harder to trust. This is why we have rounded up the 5 best blogs of 2022 that we frequent to stay on top of the news.

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The Rubber Capital of the World

By Madeline May |

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.

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10 Tips for Lung Cancer Caregivers

By Madeline May |

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.

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5 New Lung Cancer Clinical Trials for 2022

By Madeline May |

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.

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Cancer and Hair Loss

By Megan O'Leary |

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.

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How a Somatic Mutation Helps Smokers Avoid Lung Cancer

By Rachel Ernst |

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6 Facts to Know About Pulmonary Fibrosis

By Madeline May |

Pulmonary fibrosis affects those who work in asbestos-related industries as well as their loved ones. Discover six things you should know about pulmonary fibrosis.

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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Megan O'Leary |

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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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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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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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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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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