Lung cancer

About lung cancer

What is lung cancer? Find out what the signs and symptoms of lung cancer are and learn more about the different types of lung cancer, here.

Depression may up cancer risk

Depression appears to somewhat heighten the risk of breast cancer, but it has no significant association with lung, colon or prostate cancer.

Cancer scans can be unreliable

CT scans to measure lung tumours can be unreliable, potentially leading patients and doctors to believe the cancer is growing when it's not, a new study suggests.

US cancer deaths continue to drop

Steep declines in fatal cases of lung and breast cancer have led the drop in cancer deaths in the US in the last several years, according to data by the American Cancer Society.

Immunotherapy not just for melanoma

Diagnosed with advanced lung cancer over a year ago, Gabe Tartaglia was loath to undergo the kind of harsh chemotherapy that had devastated his sister before her death three years earlier from pancreatic cancer.

Pill as good as chemo?

A lung cancer pill has so far had positive results for patients with advanced disease and in some cases is just as effective as chemotherapy treatment.

Gene test helps cancer patients

Doctors said they had used a wide-ranging genetic test for mutations in cancer cells to help fine tune treatment for patients with lung tumours.

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