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Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 18:26 GMT

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Health News - Lung Cancer

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)

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)

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