Tag Archives: lung cancer
Researchers from Boston University have found that a nasal swab may help aid physicians in confirming a lung cancer diagnosis. While the swab itself is not enough to detect the presence of cancerous cells and make a concrete diagnosis, when… Read More
Pneumonia and lung cancer both affect the lungs, but while the former is easily treatable and the latter is oftentimes life threatening. Different types of pneumonia can occur in lung cancer patients – who are more susceptible to the infection… Read More
New Year resolution time is over, but as January is the National Radon Awareness Month, there is still time to take an important step to protect the health your family: testing your home for radon, the second-leading cause of lung… Read More
New research suggests smokers diagnosed with pneumonia should also be screened for lung cancer as a means to reduce mortality. The findings suggest that heavy smokers diagnosed with pneumonia are at a greater risk of lung cancer – a cancer… Read More
Smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, but lung cancer can be seen in non-smokers as well. Researchers in Portugal wanted to uncover the differences between lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers.
For the study 504 non-smokers and smokers… Read More
Breathalysers can do more than determine blood-alcohol levels in roadside police checks for people driving under the influence. A new non-invasive technology to test the breath for exhaled “biomarkers” of lung cancer is in development for early detection of lung… Read More
Our blood reveals many different aspects about our health. Every human being has three different types of blood cells: white cells, red cells, and platelets. Each serves their own purpose and function within a person’s body. Blood tests look at… Read More
Research published in The New England Journal of Medicine brings to light disturbing trends that are being seen in female smokers in today’s society. The research reports that the risk of death from smoking cigarettes has been increasing for women… Read More
The majority of adult smokers (approximately 70 percent) would like to quit smoking and more than half of all smokers have tried to quit smoking in the past year. Smoking not only increases your risk for lung cancer and cardiovascular… Read More
According to one of the world’s largest accountancy firms, PricewatehouseCoopers, Americans call in sick to work an average of 6 days per-year; Europeans almost double that. If you are a smoker chances are you climb above the average.
We all… Read More
Quitting smoking is not only good for your wallet, it can also help to reduce wrinkles, increase vitality, lower your risk for lung cancer and heart disease, intensify taste buds, and increase overall feelings of wellbeing. As if that’s not… Read More
It turns out that seniors may be some of the most stubborn patients when it comes to smoking cessation, according to new research published in the Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences.
Researchers obtained their data from… Read More