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Lung Cancer

Four Crucial Things Everyone Should Know about Lung Cancer

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A low-dose CT Scan, screening, which is not recommended for everyone, awareness and lung cancer screening coverage are four crucial topics that everyone need to know about lung cancer. This story is reported by the American Lung Cancer Association.

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

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.

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

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.

Smoking e-cigarettes exposes you to cancer causing benzene

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.

Less Invasive Test Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancer Diagnosis

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.

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

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.

Why Cancer Thrives in the Lungs

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.

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

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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.

Are Electronic Cigarettes a.k.a. E-Cigs Dangerous to Non-smoking Bystanders?

Electronic Cigarettes

In a recent article published in the journal Indoor Air about the safety issues of smoking electronic cigarettes, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI in Braunschweig have put electronic cigarettes, also known as E-cigs, to the test by analyzing the emissions of electronic cigarettes on volunteers in an 8-cubic-meter test chamber.