Latest Lung Cancer News
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- New LungCancerScreeningGuide.org Designed for Healthcare Systems to Help Patients Get Saved by The Scan
November 1, 2018
- American Lung Association Research Team for 2018-2019 Announced, Funding $7.3 Million in Lung Health Research
October 30, 2018
- Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
October 30, 2018
- 17 Patient Groups Urge Swift Adoption of Plan to Increase Access to Coverage through Medicaid in Maine
October 1, 2018
- American Lung Association Applauds California Governor Brown for Signing Clean Energy Bill
September 10, 2018
- Three Important Actions to Take for World Lung Cancer Day
August 1, 2018
- New Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Supports Adoption, Expanded Availability of Lifesaving Screening for #1 Cancer Killer
May 22, 2018
- MEDIA ALERT: New Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Released at ATS 2018, Featuring Expert Panel
May 15, 2018
- Mission Moment May 2018
May 14, 2018
- American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Heroes Share Their Stories to Inspire Action During National Women's Lung Health Week (May 6-12)
May 8, 2018
What You Need to Know about Precision Medicine: A Guide
Follow this flow chart to be guided through the highlights of our expert panel on the growing field of lung cancer precision medicine and subsequent drug approvals.
When an Injury Turns into a Lung Cancer Scare
At the end of 2018, according to press reports, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had early stage lung cancer surgically removed. Justice Ginsburg had what physicians call an "incidental finding." It was widely reported that Ginsburg's cancer was found during tests she received while being treated for a rib fracture. In other words, while physicians were treating her for something else, they stumbled upon early stage lung cancer. This is not entirely uncommon. Pulmonary nodules (small growths in the lung) are commonly encountered in clinical practice. Most of these nodules are not cancerous, or benign. They can be caused by previous infections or illnesses and sometimes there is no known cause. Some small lung nodules will turn out to be lung cancer.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
Are There Environmental or Health Factors that Can Cause Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is caused when cells in the lung mutate or change. Researchers have spent decades trying to understand what causes these cells to mutate. Most lung cancers are caused when someone repeatedly breathes in toxic substances. However, for some people, the cause of their lung cancer is never known.
Behind every fight for breath, there’s a story: a husband who battles through long and difficult treatment. A mom who keeps going for her son. A dad who inspires his kids to ensure no one has to suffer like him.Every story is a reminder that this community will do whatever it takes to stop lung disease, for ourselves and for others. We wanted to share a snapshot of these people, their lives and those who love them.
Watchful Waiting and Lung Cancer Treatment: When is it the right choice?
You watch sunsets or movies or birds. You wait for buses or amusement park rides or your turn in line. But what do watching and waiting have to do with lung cancer? It can seem counterintuitive to a lung cancer patient for their doctor to recommend "watchful waiting" or “active surveillance” as the right course of action for treating their lung cancer tumor.
Do No Harm: Why You Shouldn’t Smoke Around Lung Cancer Patients
Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure is unsafe for everyone, but did you know that it can be especially dangerous for people with lung cancer ? We sat down with Oladimeji Akinboro, M.D., M.P.H., Fellow, Hematology/Oncology at Boston University Medical Center to discuss what is known about the impacts of secondhand smoke exposures on lung cancer patients and what still needs to be discovered.
Tumor Testing Can Open the Door for New Lung Cancer Treatments
Fast and furious. That is an accurate way to categorize the progress that has been made in personalized (or precision) medicine in lung cancer over the past several years. For decades, lung cancer was treated with a one-size-fits-all approach. But now, scientists are learning more about what makes up cancer tumors and causes them to grow, opening the door for treatment tailored to patients’ unique needs.
Lung Cancer Screening: A Simple Way to Save Lives
What if we could save 25,000 lives with a simple screening? We can. Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer of both men and women, accounting for 25 percent of total cancer deaths in the United States. Unfortunately, less than 5 percent of those recommended to undergo lung cancer screening (LCS) for early detection have done so.
Lung Cancer: Not What You Think
Many of us know lung cancer statistics far too well. We have witnessed them firsthand and have lost far too many people to this devastating disease. But others may not know that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, taking more than 400 of our friends and family members every single day in this country alone.
Do You Know Your Radon Levels?
It’s hard to be choosy about where to live when you’re in need of an affordable rental - especially if you’re on a student budget and need a place fast.Related Topic: Healthy Air
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