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Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Older Smokers Receive New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

New guidelines recommending low-dose CT lung cancer screening for older age smokers have received approval by the US Preventive Services Task Force. The recommendations apply to people who are in the 55 to 80 age range and face a high risk for lung cancer due to a history of heavy smoking. The... Read More


There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among "Healthy" Smokers

There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among

Smokers who have received a clean bill of health from their physician following routine evaluation results could still have early indications of lung cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells. Read More


Novel Lung Cancer Treatment Holds Promise

Novel Lung Cancer Treatment Holds Promise

A new treatment for the most common type of lung cancer appears promising and could yield mostly manageable side effects. This is according to recent research that is to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Read More


Examining the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy on Lung Cancer

Examining the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy on Lung Cancer

Injecting human stem cells into mice with tumors impeded and slowed the growth of cancer cells. This is according to a study published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Human mesenchymal stem cells, derived from bone marrow, triggered alterations in the blood vessels feeding the tumor, and it i... Read More


Middle Aged Men Who Exercise Can Reduce Lung and Colorectal Cancer Risk

Middle Aged Men Who Exercise Can Reduce Lung and Colorectal Cancer Risk

A recent study conducted by University of Vermont researchers finds that middle-aged men who participate in a lot of cardiovascular exercises face a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Additionally, individuals who engage in cardiovascular fitness are also less likely to die f... Read More


Lung Cancer Deaths Reduced by CT Screening

Lung Cancer Deaths Reduced by CT Screening

CT(computed tomography) screening can lower lung cancer deaths among high-risk individuals, this is according to a results from the National Lung Cancer Study. The research was conducted by the American College of Crest Physicians which issued guidelines recommending that individuals who are a... Read More


Risk of Lung Cancer Has Risen Dramatically Among Female Smokers in Recent Decades

Risk of Lung Cancer Has Risen Dramatically Among Female Smokers in Recent Decades

Female smokers face a much higher risk of death from lung cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease in recent years compared to female smokers 20 to 40 years ago. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, this can be attributed to changes in smoking behavior. The increase in mortalit... Read More


Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Issued for Heavy Smokers

Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Issued for Heavy Smokers

Individuals who have smoked at least a pack-a-day for thirty years should undergo lung cancer screening, according to a recent recommendation from the American Cancer Society. The group says that doctors with access to high-tech lung cancer screening technology, as well as treatment centers, s... Read More


Lung, Breast Cancer Can Be Detected with New Blood Test

Lung, Breast Cancer Can Be Detected with New Blood Test

Researchers from Kansas State University have engineered a simple blood test that can accurately detect the early stages of cancer. In less than an hour, the test can detect breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer - the most common type of lung cancer - before symptoms like weight loss an... Read More


Lung Cancer Being Diagnosed Among More Non-Smokers

Lung Cancer Being Diagnosed Among More Non-Smokers

Recent research has discovered that the number of non-smokers being diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer has increased. The study also found that the amount of women being diagnosed with this form of cancer has risen as well. Read More


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