Health News

Blood Test May Predict Lung Cancer Risk
Finding lung cancer at its earliest stages, when there is still the chance of a cure, is a problem. Regular CT scans can detect such cancers in older smokers who’ve smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years.
Women Who Live Longer With Lung Cancer
Foods made from soybeans have been controversial. That’s because soy products have a substance that’s very much like estrogen. A recent study showed that soy foods may help some cancer patients live longer.
Targeting Lung Cancer Bad Actor
In the cancer world, a protein called Hsp90 is a bad actor. It helps a number of different cancers survive and thrive. An experimental medication may become Hsp90’s worst nightmare.
Preventing 12,000 Cancer Deaths a Year
The number of Americans who smoke has fallen dramatically over the last several decades. Despite this progress, an estimated 43 million still light up. But increased screening could save thousands of lives.
Lung Cancer: Why Race Matters
Lung cancer is the most lethal cancer in the United States. And black men are more likely to die from lung cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.
Spotting Need for Lung Cancer Screening
Findings of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) showed that screening long-term smokers of certain ages could reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent. Recommendations have been developed based on the results of this trial.
Do Positive Cancer Results Need to Be Redefined?
At what point should tests be considered positive for cancer? This may sound like a silly question. Physician scientists, however, don’t have a solid answer when it comes to lung cancer.
Emerging Cancer Threat For European Women
Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths for both men and women in the United States. For women in Europe, breast cancer is their biggest death threat – but not for long.
Why Lung Cancer Survival Rates Vary
Living beyond lung cancer is generally tied to the stage at which it’s detected. But what if survival rates weren’t tied to time of diagnosis, but rather where you lived?
What's Contributing to Lung Cancer Among Nonsmokers?
According to a new study, indoor air pollution is a major contributing factor for high lung cancer rates among nonsmoking Chinese women. This pollution is caused by fine particles produced by heating fuels, cooking oils and secondhand smoke.