General Lung Cancer

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Lung Cancer (June 26, 2012)

Diesel exhaust is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, according to a press release issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).[1] The announcement came after a group of international experts... Continue Reading

New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines (May 25, 2012)

New lung cancer screening guidelines recommend annual CT scans only for a select group of people—those aged 55 to 74 who are current or former smokers. The guidelines are the result of a systematic review... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 26, 2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing... Continue Reading

Almost 800,000 Lung Cancer Deaths Prevented (March 22, 2012)

Changes in smoking behavior that began in the 1950s prevented close to 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lung... Continue Reading

NCCN Recommends Lung Cancer Screening for People at High Risk (December 6, 2011)

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—a not-for-profit alliance of 21 cancer centers—has released guidelines for lung cancer screening. The guidelines recommend screening with helical low-dose... Continue Reading

Organ Transplant Recipients Have Increased Cancer Risk (November 9, 2011)

People who have received a solid organ transplant (such as a kidney or liver) are twice as likely as people in the general population to develop cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the... Continue Reading

Screening with Chest X-Rays Does Not Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality (November 2, 2011)

Results from the PLCO (Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian) Cancer Screening Trial provide convincing evidence that using chest x-rays to screen for lung cancer does not reduce lung cancer deaths.... Continue Reading

Higher Radiation Dose Does Not Benefit Lung Cancer Patients (October 13, 2011)

Among patients with Stage III non-small cell lung cancer, treatment with a higher dose of radiation therapy does not result in better overall survival than a standard dose of radiation therapy. These results... Continue Reading

What is a Lung Granuloma? (September 16, 2011)

Granulomas are nodules caused by inflammation. The inflammation may be the result of infectious or noninfectious causes. Granulomas in the lung typically do not produce any symptoms, but may be detected... Continue Reading

The Not-so-Obvious Signs of Lung Cancer (September 9, 2011)

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. One significant reason why lung cancer is so deadly is that it is often diagnosed once it has advanced. Lung cancer can... Continue Reading

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