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  • Mar 2019

    How does smoking affect the body?

    Smoking cigarettes can affect the body in many ways, raising the risk of several serious health conditions. Learn more about the effects of smoking cigarettes in this article.

  • Jan 2019

    What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

    Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.

  • Nov 2018

    What are the most likely causes of upper back pain?

    Causes of upper back pain include herniated discs, muscle overuse, osteoarthritis, and a pinched nerve. Learn more about these and other reasons for upper back pain, and how to prevent it, here.

  • Nov 2018

    New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

    Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about lung cancer

    Lung cancer can be life-threatening, but doctors can also treat it if they catch it early on. Lung screening is possible in specific, high-risk categories, but the best way to avoid this serious and potentially deadly disease is not to smoke. Read on to find out all about lung cancer here.

  • Oct 2018

    What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

    Side effects of chemotherapy include illness and infection, bleeding easily, hair loss, and nausea or vomiting. Learn more about 10 of the most common side effects, and how to combat them here.

  • Oct 2018

    Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

    According to a recent study, a common drug used to treat blood pressure might increase the risk of lung cancer when it is taken over a long period of time.

  • Oct 2018

    Cancer ribbon colors: A guide

    Ribbons come in a variety of colors to promote awareness and raise funds to support people fighting many types of cancer. Learn about the ribbons here.

  • Oct 2018

    Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

    Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.

  • Oct 2018

    Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer

    Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds.

  • Sep 2018

    What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

    A hookah is a type of water pipe people use for smoking flavored tobacco. While many people believe using a hookah is safer than smoking cigarettes, it has many of the same health risks. In this article, learn about whether hookah is bad for you and what its effects on the body are. We also debunk several common myths.

  • Aug 2018

    What are the early signs of lung cancer in men?

    In the United States, lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of death from cancer. In the first stages, there are often no symptoms, but early detection and treatment can improve a person’s outlook. Here, we look at the initial signs of lung cancer in men and describe when to see a doctor.

  • Aug 2018

    Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers

    Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.

  • Jul 2018

    Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles

    Bibasilar crackles are abnormal sounds from the base of the lungs, and they usually signal a problem with airflow. Some causes of bibasilar crackles include bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia, and heart failure. In this article, we describe the sounds and symptoms in detail. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

    A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties.

  • Jun 2018

    What to expect from a bronchoscopy

    A bronchoscopy is a safe, relatively quick procedure. It allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, which can help them to diagnose the cause of breathing problems or chest pain. In this article, learn what to expect before, during, and after a bronchoscopy, including recovery and possible complications.

  • Jun 2018

    Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

    Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure. In this article, learn about the symptoms, the obstructive and nonobstructive causes, possible complications, and how doctors treat bibasilar atelectasis.

  • May 2018

    Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

    Researchers destroyed up to 80 percent of lung cancer cells using a type of nanoparticle called 'quantum dots,' which they derived from tea leaves.

  • May 2018

    Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

    Immunotherapies often fail to halt lung cancer's progression. A new study attempts to understand why this is and design a new way to attack it.

  • May 2018

    New protein may help to catch lung cancer early

    Japanese-based researchers have uncovered a biomarker that may help to diagnose lung cancer much earlier than the current tests can.

  • Apr 2018

    'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

    Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.

  • Apr 2018

    Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

    To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.

  • Apr 2018

    Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

    Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations.

  • Apr 2018

    Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A new study finds a two-pronged approach that could significantly improve survival rates.

  • Mar 2018

    New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

    A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.