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Lung Cancer

Stranger Approaches To a Woman with Lung Cancer and Offers to Pray

Jul 20 2017 - 4:31pm
Prayer for lung cancer patient

Compassion is in short supply in our society these days. Several days ago I asked the members of Lung Cancer Awareness group on Facebook to share stories of compassion to share with eMaxHealth readers. One of the members named Tanya Cohoon shared this uplifting and inspiring episode form her life that happened few weeks ago.

This happened to me on June 26th of this year, writes Cohoon.

Merck Combination Drug Approved by FDA Expected to Prolong Survival in Lung Cancer – Is the Biologic Keytruda the Missing Link?

May 11 2017 - 12:46pm
Merck Lung Cancer Survival Drug Approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new combination drug therapy after cohort studies found the addition of immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to standard chemotherapy treatments of pemetrexed and carboplatin for patients with metastatic or advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) sped up response time to treatment and halted cancer progression over use of chemotherapy alone.

The addition of the immunotherapy drug which has doctors and patients excited appears to be the missing l

Smoking e-cigarettes exposes you to cancer causing benzene

Mar 10 2017 - 7:55am
Smoking an e-cigarette

There seems to be the belief among many e-cigarette smokers that they are not at an increased risk for cancer as are people who smoke regular cigarettes. However researchers say that in e-cigarettes operating at high power cancer causing benzene is present.

Smoking e-cigarettes has become a very trendy thing to do. The advertising for e-cigarettes makes them appear to be a tasty safe thing to smoke.

Less Invasive Test Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Mar 2 2017 - 1:46pm
Invasive Test for Lung Cancer diagnosis

Once there is a suspicion of lung cancer, the next step is usually a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This is a common test, but does not come without risk. Scientists may have found a less invasive way to confirm lung cancer.

A lung biopsy is a procedure to obtain a small sample of lung tissue for closer examination once an abnormality is found on a test such as a chest x-ray or a CT scan.

These 3 Groups of People Should Screen For Lung Cancer Anually

Feb 10 2017 - 11:53am
smoking and lung cancer

Currently lung cancer screening rates are low, according to the latest research. Why? And should you schedule a screening today?

February is Cancer Prevention Month. During this month, we should take some time to understand what our risks are for developing certain types of cancer and take the steps to lower those risks.

Natural highs from fresh air should be encouraged instead of "dripping"

Feb 7 2017 - 7:40pm
Fresh Air

Yale researchers say that "dripping" has been tried by about 25 percent of teen e-cigarette users and this can have terrible health consequences. Teens like everyone else are much better off getting natural highs from fresh air in nature.

In a clever move to attempt to grab some of the profits from the lucrative cigarette industry e-cigarettes are being marketed as somehow being a more sophisticated and safer way to smoke.

Why Cancer Thrives in the Lungs

Sep 26 2016 - 4:44pm
Lung Cancer

One reason cancer is so terrifying is that the disease travels. Whether starting in the bone, on the skin, or anywhere else, when a tumor grows large enough it sends out cells to become new tumors in far reaches of the body. Nearly 90 percent of cancer deaths result from this process - metastasis - where tumors spread into new organs.

Metastasis is particularly mysterious because our body has a powerful immune system that seeks out, and destroys, foreign invaders – including cancer.

How Keytruda Lung Cancer Treatment Works

Oct 2 2015 - 9:40pm
Keytruda lung cancer treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the accelerated approval of Merck's drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients whose tumors have progressed after other treatments and express PD-L1.

Keytruda is a type of immunotherapy that blocks the PD-1 receptor, which is a part of the pathway that prevents T cells from attacking cancer.

2014's Best and Worst States at Combating the High Cost of Lung Cancer

Nov 12 2014 - 8:06am
lung cancer in usa

With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the disease accounting for $12.1 billion of total cancer care costs and $36.1 billion in lost productivity, according to the most recent estimates, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best & Worst States at Combating the High Cost of Lung Cancer.

WalletHub ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 11 key metrics.

Chili Pepper Slows Lung Cancer Tumor Growth

Oct 30 2014 - 11:36am
Chili Pepper Lung Cancer Benefit

In an animal study Chili Pepper slowed aggressive lung cancer tumor growth, reports AICR today. Although this was observed in an animal study, still it's a good news that may open new avenues for lung cancer treatment.

Researchers presented new evidence today that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their heat, drives the death of lung cancer cells and slows tumor growth in mice.

Good News: Health care professionals are smoking less

Jan 10 2014 - 4:45pm
A smoker

Smoking remains a major killer. Even with the flood of research to confirm how dangerous smoking really is, far too many people continue to smoke. Clearly, it helps to have health care professionals set a good example by not smoking themselves. Recent research shows there may be some progress in this area as less health care professionals smoke.