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.

Lung Cancer Treatment Options

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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Not So Sweet: Sugar May Drive Certain Cancers

Eating too much sugar can provide the fuel that some cancers use to grow. Here's what you should know about the link between sugar and cancer.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Navigating Work During Lung Cancer Treatment

If you’re in lung cancer treatment and plan to keep working, here are some common issues to keep in mind.

By Elizabeth Millard

Immunotherapy: A Cure for Some Lung Cancers?

With immunotherapy, some patients with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer can skip chemotherapy altogether and are living for years with their disease in check.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Catching Your Breath With Lung Cancer

A common side effect of lung cancer is shortness of breath, which can be uncomfortable and even frightening. Here are some ways to manage the challenge.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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

Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

A lung cancer diagnosis can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever deal with. Here’s how to take control.

By PJ Hamel

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

How To Practice Self-Care With Lung Cancer

Follow these self-care strategies to help reduce feelings of stress and guilt through mindfulness, laughter, and good food.

By Sheila M. Eldred

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

Blindsided By Cancer? Take a Deep Breath…

Diagnosed with cancer? Here's how to quickly achieve the calm, clear mind you need to move forward.

By PJ Hamel

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...