Health News

Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Experimental Rx Helped Lung Cancer Patients Live for Years
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the US. Advanced lung cancers have spread to other areas of the body and are extremely tough to beat. An experimental therapy may be a game changer.
New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Finalized
A person’s risk of lung cancer plummets after kicking the cigarette habit. Unfortunately, the remaining risk isn’t zero. So, who should be screened for lung cancer and how often should they be screened?
It's Not Too Late to Quit Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis
It's never too late to quit smoking, even after a cancer diagnosis, according to recent research.
Screening and Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis
Lung cancer kills more Americans than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. And yet there’s no fool-proof way to screen for this disease. Even the most trusted tool sometimes overshoots its mark.
Lung Cancer Rx Reduced Kidney Function
In 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked the approval of Xalkori (crizotinib) to treat a specific type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Since its approval, side effects have been discovered.
Surviving Cancer While Living With Other Diseases
Cancer remains primarily a disease of the elderly. Aging also increases the incidence of other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. A new study looked at how other health issues impact cancer survival.
Happy International Day of Radiology!
We wouldn’t be where we are today in the fight against cancer without radiology. This medical discipline helps to diagnose cancer with imaging studies and treat cancer with radiation therapy that kills cancer cells. Now radiology is getting a day of recognition.
Experts Say Outdoor Air Pollution Causes Cancer
Not long ago, scientists declared that diesel fumes were cancer-causing and linked to lung cancer. An international body has now gone a step further in classifying outdoor air pollution.
Imaging Cancer Outlook
One of the frustrating facts about cancer is that doctors can’t tell if it’s going to come back after treatment. This may be changing, though, for lung cancer. An imaging technology has been found to be able to predict who may need more treatment.