Posts in the “Diagnosed Diagnosed” category:

Lung cancer diagnosis tool safe and effective for older patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 14th, 2014 |

A recent study has found that a procedure to take tissue samples from lung cancer patients can be used safely in the elderly. This allows doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis and to choose appropriate treatment. Half of all lung cancer patients are older than 70 years at diagnosis, but studies have shown that… Read More

Blood Test Accurate in Later Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Blood Test Accurate in Later Stage Lung Cancer Diagnosis Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Cancer Network Author: Dave Levitan http://www.cancernetwork.com/lung-cancer/blood-test-accurate-later-stage-lung-cancer-diagnosis Simple blood tests for cancer diagnosis and post-treatment assessment are getting closer all the time. New research has shown that a new assay for measuring circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) could detect essentially all… Read More

Misdiagnosed: Docs’ Mistakes Affect 12 Million a Year

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: NBC News Author: Jonel Aleccia http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/misdiagnosed-docs-mistakes-affect-12-million-year-n82256 To watch video follow link above At least one in every 20 adults who seeks medical care in a U.S. emergency room or community health clinic may walk away with the wrong diagnosis, according to a new analysis that estimates that 12 million Americans… Read More

Blood Clots Common in People With Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 31st, 2014 |

Date: 3/31/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/03/31/blood-clots-common-in-people-with-newly-diagnosed-lung-cancer.htm Arriving in perfect time for the end of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month, a new study reinforces the importance of recognizing, and preventing when possible, blood clots. Blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis (DVTs)) which can break off and travel to the… Read More

Helping Lung Cancer Patients Beat Insomnia

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 9th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Helping Lung Cancer Patients Beat Insomnia Date:  12/9/13 Outlet Full Name:  Medical Xpress Author:  Sara Saldi http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-12-lung-cancer-patients-insomnia.html (Medical Xpress)—It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of persons diagnosed with lung cancer experience severe insomnia that may persist for an average of eight years after the initial diagnosis. Sleeplessness in lung cancer patients is… Read More

Lung cancer diagnosis aided by novel plasma protein

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 17th, 2013 |

News Headline: Lung cancer diagnosis aided by novel plasma protein Date: 9/17/13 Outlet Full Name: The Oncology Report Author Name: Sara Freeman http://www.oncologypractice.com/oncologyreport/news/top-news/single-view/lung-cancer-diagnosis-aided-by-novel-plasma-protein/a735fe236c466a6c49dc40a7d06286ff.html A plasma protein involved in tumor oxidation and reduction reactions was useful for detecting and excluding lung cancer in more than three quarters of clinical samples evaluated in a large prospective study…. Read More

UC Davis Patient Embraces Personalized Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 9th, 2013 |

News Headline: UC Davis Patient Embraces Personalized Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis Date: 9/9/13 Outlet Full Name: Newswise Author Name: N/A http://www.newswise.com/articles/uc-davis-patient-embraces-personalized-approach-to-lung-cancer-diagnosis Newswise — As a woman in her mid-forties who didn’t smoke, Elizabeth Lacasia never expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer. But in 2006, after she developed a persistent and serious cough, a… Read More

Breath tests could be used to diagnose lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 9th, 2013 |

News Headline: Breath tests could be used to diagnose lung cancer Date: 9/9/13 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author Name: N/A http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-09-lung-cancer.html Collecting samples of exhaled breath from people at a high risk of lung cancer could be a cheap and non-invasive method of diagnosing the disease, according to new research. The findings will be… Read More

M.A. Khan: You can’t ‘overdiagnose’ for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 27th, 2013 |

News Headline: M.A. Khan: You can’t ‘overdiagnose’ for lung cancer Date: 8/27/13 Outlet Full Name: Providence Journal Author Name: M.A. Khan, M.D. http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/20130828-m.a.-khan-you-can-t-overdiagnose-for-lung-cancer.ece I read with trepidation the Aug. 18 letter by Megha Garg (“Overdiagnosis poses risk”). Dr. Garg writes that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s supporting CT scan lung cancer screenings in high… Read More