Lung Cancer

The latest lung cancer news, advice, and information, including screening, diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, advanced stages, and real-life stories about people living with non-small cell or small cell lung cancer.

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Target-directed therapy can help ensure you get the best treatment for your condition after lung cancer has been diagnosed, typed and classified.

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ACE Inhibitors and Lung Cancer Risk

If you take ACE inhibitors for blood pressure, you may have an increased risk of lung cancer, according to this study published in the BMJ.

By Diane Domina

Why Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths in California?

The state was an early adopter of smoking-prevention and tobacco-control efforts, and it saved many lives.

By Diane Domina

Lung Cancer Stigma: Fighting the Blame Game

Don't get drawn into the blame game of believing you deserve lung cancer because you were a smoker. No one deserves cancer, and you can fight the stigma.

By Eileen Bailey

Working Out with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who exercise can improve their breathing, strength, and range of motion while reducing side effects, fatigue, and anxiety.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Minorities Need Better Lung Cancer Screening

National lung cancer screening guidelines may not be sufficient for minorities and other people in underrepresented communities, researchers say.

By Diane Domina

More Women Dying From Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer mortality in women is expected to dramatically increase worldwide by 2030, according to this study.

By Diane Domina

Prevent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Recurrence

While it’s impossible to completely shield yourself from lung cancer relapse, there are some things you can do to stack the odds in your favor.

By Sheila M. Eldred

10 Signs That Lung Cancer Has Spread

Fatigue, loss of appetite, and changes in your fingernails could be signs that your lung cancer has metastasized.

By Eileen Bailey

What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?

It’s not just smoking that causes lung cancer. Here are other common risk factors you might not know about.

By Eileen Bailey

As A Child, She Had Bone Cancer, As An Adult? Non-smoker Lung Cancer

Tori Tomalia had bone cancer when she was young, and spent most of a year at the Mayo Clinic. When she was 37, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Here's her story.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Meet the Experts

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Health News

Study Shows High Formaldehyde Risk From E-Cigs

Researchers from Portland State University in Oregon, who published a study three years ago about formaldehyde in electronic cigarettes, have updated their findings to indicate levels of the highly toxic substance in e-cig vapor are even higher than ...

How's Your Health? It May Depend on Where You Live

Working-age adults in some states faced a 10 percent higher risk of premature death in 2016 than in 1990, say researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. That’s one conclusion from the mo...

Alcohol-Related Liver Cancer Carries a Worse Prognosis

People with alcohol-related liver cancer often do not live as long as those whose liver cancer is not associated with alcohol consumption, according to a study published in Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society. Over a five-year period, re...