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  • 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.

  • Mar 2018

    How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

    New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer.

  • Mar 2018

    What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

    Pain ranging from mild to severe sometimes occurs around the left lung. Learn more about the condition and the many potential treatment options here.

  • Mar 2018

    Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

    A novel method targeting noncoding RNA has successfully reduced lung cancer tumor growth in mice, offering hope for a more effective treatment for humans.

  • Feb 2018

    Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

    Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.

  • Jan 2018

    The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

    New drug candidate may change chemotherapy as we know it; this compound stops cancer cells from spreading and has no toxic side effects, a new study shows.

  • Jan 2018

    What to know about interstitial lung disease

    A look at interstitial lung disease, a group of diseases that make it difficult to get enough oxygen. Included is detail on types and complications.

  • Jan 2018

    Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery

    A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on the chest. It is often carried out as part of lung cancer treatment or in emergency situations.

  • Jan 2018

    What is mesenteric panniculitis?

    Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

  • Dec 2017

    Tomatoes may restore lung damage caused by smoking

    A diet rich in tomatoes and other fruits may counteract the damage to lungs caused by smoking and slow down lung function decline among all adults.

  • Dec 2017

    Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand

    A study shows that neutrophils, a type of immune cell, work with the protein Snail to maintain a microenvironment that favors tumor growth in lung cancer.

  • Nov 2017

    What is a bronchospasm and what causes it?

    Bronchospasm is when the muscles in the lungs tighten, causing restricted airflow. Causes include asthma, emphysema, exercise, and bronchitis. Symptoms include a feeling of tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing. Bronchodilators and steroid medication can help. Find out more about when to see a doctor.

  • Nov 2017

    What to know about double pneumonia

    Double pneumonia is a condition in which pneumonia affects both lungs. It can develop from flu or another infection that affects the lungs. Symptoms include a high fever and a cough that gets worse. Pneumonia is a serious condition, and medical treatment is necessary. Find out how to recognize it and when to seek help.

  • Nov 2017

    Cancer: 42 percent of cases down to risk factors you can change

    A large-scale study from the American Cancer Association has calculated the proportion of cancer cases that are attributable to modifiable risk factors.

  • Sep 2017

    What are the signs of lung cancer in women?

    Recent research has suggested that lung cancer affects women in a different way to men. This affects the impact of the condition on the body as well as the way it is treated. This MNT Knowledge Center article look at the types, causes, symptoms, treatments, and outlook for lung cancer in women.

  • Sep 2017

    Pneumonitis: What you need to know

    Pneumonitis is a condition where inhaling certain substances leads to an allergic reaction in the lungs. Triggers include mold and dust, handling birds, and smoking. It can be life-threatening if symptoms are severe. The best way to prevent it is to avoid triggers, where possible.