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Health News - Lung Cancer

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)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

'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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

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