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Health News - Lung Cancer

Yogurt, fiber, and lung cancer: What's the link?
A new analysis using data from more than 1.4 million people concludes that eating an ample amount of fiber and yogurt may protect against lung cancer. (Medical News Today)

Human breath may significantly affect office air quality
New evidence suggest that humans unintentionally pollute office air by carrying and spreading harmful volatile compounds into the indoor environment. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Facing a cancer diagnosis
My name is Chris Fry, and I received a diagnosis of terminal cancer this year. This is how I came to terms with my diagnosis, and what helped me cope. (Medical News Today)

Does vaping without nicotine have any side effects?
Many people believe that vaping is a harmless alternative to smoking. However, research into the safety of vaping is still in its early stages. Learn what the current research says about the side effects of vaping without nicotine. (Medical News Today)

E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs
New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells. (Medical News Today)

Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers
Success rates help indicate how effective various treatments are. Here, we provide success rates of treatments involving chemotherapy for various types of cancer. (Medical News Today)

What causes lower back pain when coughing?
For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about COPD and lung cancer
COPD is a group of conditions that have clear links to lung cancer. Smoking tobacco is the primary preventable risk factor for both of these diseases. Learn more about COPD and lung cancer here. (Medical News Today)

How antioxidants can hasten the spread of lung cancer
Two new studies have uncovered cell mechanisms through which lung cancer uses antioxidants to help it spread to other parts of the body. (Medical News Today)

Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests? (Medical News Today)

Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer. (Medical News Today)

Should I get checked for cancer?
The warning signs of cancer vary depending on the type. People should see a doctor if they have any new symptoms or existing symptoms worsen. Learn more about the warning signs of cancer here. (Medical News Today)

Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer
New research shows that a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning detects lung cancer more accurately than radiologists can. (Medical News Today)

Physical fitness might protect against lung and bowel cancers
A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases. (Medical News Today)

Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?
Early immune-related molecular changes in airway tissue could potentially predict invasive lung cancer and serve as prevention targets, new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer
New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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