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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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

High-Risk Minorities May Not Be Adequately Screened for Lung Cancer

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

By Diane Domina

Lung Cancer Deaths in Women Could Jump 43 Percent

Lung cancer mortality in women is expected to dramatically increase worldwide by 2030, according to a study involving data from 52 countries.

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

What Are the Signs Your Lung Cancer Has Spread?

Fatigue, loss of appetite, and changes in your finger nails could be indications that your lung cancer has advanced, or metastasized.

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

Former Smoker? Stay Vigilant About Lung Cancer Screenings

Congrats on quitting. But your risk of complications remains higher, new research shows.

By Stephanie Stephens

Lung Cancer More Prevalent in Young Women

A new study explores why this form of cancer seems to be rising in women born since the mid-1960s.

By Stephanie Stephens

New Diagnostic Marker for Lung Cancer Identified

Researchers in Japan recently discovered that patients with lung cancer, including those with Stage 1 disease, have significantly higher-than-normal levels of a biomarker called cytoskeleton-associated protein 4 (CKAP4).

By Diane Domina

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...