Lung Cancer in the News

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout

11/19/2014 - American Cancer Society has plenty of tips to help you kick the habit

Even With a Little Weight Gain, Quitting Smoking Is Still Healthier Choice

11/18/2014 - Japanese study found that stopping the habit boosted survival, even if a few pounds were added on

More Than One-Fifth of High School Students Smoke: CDC

11/13/2014 - Experts say more regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit

Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Long-Time Smokers

11/11/2014 - Experts applaud decision, saying it will save thousands of lives

Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

11/07/2014 - Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

Cigars Loaded With Harmful Toxins, Study Shows

11/07/2014 - Even though they may not be inhaled, 'cloud' of smoke could be as dangerous as that from cigarettes

Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective, Study Reports

11/05/2014 - Benefit seen in long-term smokers when testing is done by skilled experts

Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

10/09/2014 - Additional genetic mistakes eventually trigger aggressive growth, study finds

Tobacco Tied to Higher Risk of Oral HPV Infection, Study Finds

10/07/2014 - Researchers say smoking and 'chew' raised odds for the virus, which is linked to mouth, throat cancer

Groups Call for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

09/30/2014 - CT scans for high-risk seniors covered by private insurers, but Medicare not required to do so

Lung Infections May Hamper Ability to Detect Lung Cancer

09/23/2014 - Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, study says

Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

09/15/2014 - Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

Number of Young Non-Smokers Who Tried E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years

08/25/2014 - CDC report also finds that teens who used the devices were more likely to say they would try smoking

Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

08/19/2014 - New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

08/15/2014 - Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

08/11/2014 - Yet certain types of lung malignancies are still on the rise

New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

08/07/2014 - Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

Prisons That Bar Smoking May Boost Inmates' Health: Study

08/06/2014 - Rates of tobacco-related deaths 11 percent lower after long-term bans, researchers say

One in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smoke Years Later, Study Finds

08/06/2014 - Experts say finding shows how hard it is to quit, and that doctors need to make better effort to help

Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

07/07/2014 - Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says

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If you're a smoker, quitting now won't reduce your risk of developing lung cancer.