Health News

Does Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?
Scientists have long been debating whether or not marijuana can be linked to lung cancer. A 40-year review suggests that cannibis (marijuana) does increase lung cancer risks, but the study is flawed, according to a leading cancer expert.
A Crystal Ball for Lung Cancer
Lung cancer can be detected early using CT scans. But when doctors find nodules on these CT scans, it can be hard for them to tell which ones will likely turn out to be cancerous.
Good Old X-Rays For Spotting Lung Cancer
Chest X-rays are cheaper than CT scans, but are not routinely used to screen people who are at risk for lung cancer.
Is Bigger Better in Lung Cancer?
Though obesity can increase the risk of developing many diseases, the link between obesity and cancer outcomes is still not clear.
Put Lung Cancer to the Screening Test
Early diagnosis of lung cancer is extremely important. If the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it can be treated more effectively and patients can enjoy a better quality of life.
Advancing Treatment of Advanced Lung Cancer
When cancer is described as “advanced,” that means it has started to spread.  Today, progress in understanding the origins of cancer and the development of new medications have improved patients' odds of living with and beyond advanced cancers.
New Rx Stalls Advanced Lung Cancer
Lung cancer isn’t a single disease. Changes in genes produce different versions of lung cancer — the most common cancer in the US. Now there's a new medication designed to treat one specific type of lung cancer.
FDA Approves New Treatment for a Type of Late-Stage Lung Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Gilotrif (afatinib) for patients with late stage (metastatic) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express specific types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations, as detected by an FDA-approved test.
You Are What You Breathe
Air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer as well as several other lung conditions. This is one reason why government agencies set standards for air quality levels.
Progress in Progression-Free Survival
Changes in genes are at the heart of many cancers. One gene mutation shows up in about 10 percent of lung cancers. That gene is known as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).