Posts in the “Risk Factors Risk Factors” category:

Lung cancer on the rise among women, non-smokers: guest opinion

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 23rd, 2014 |

As a medical oncologist, I treat patients battling a variety of cancers – from common types such as breast and prostate to rare cancers of the brain and bones. But of all the types of cancer I see, none causes patients as much fear and dread as lung cancer. Such distress is understandable. The disease […]

Some Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 15th, 2014 |

Three common respiratory diseases seem to be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer, researchers report. The investigators analyzed data from seven studies that included more than 25,000 people and found that chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia were linked with a greater risk of developing lung cancer. Having asthma or tuberculosis was not associated […]

New Study Helps to Explain Why Breast Cancer Often Spreads to the Lung

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 28th, 2014 |

News Headline: New Study Helps to Explain Why Breast Cancer Often Spreads to the Lung Date: 4/28/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/275991.php New research led by Alison Allan, PhD, a scientist at Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute, shows why breast cancer often spreads or metastasizes to the […]

Non-Smokers Not Immune to Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 26th, 2014 |

News Headline: Non-Smokers Not Immune to Lung Cancer Date: 4/26/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/04/26/non-smokers-not-immune-to-lung-cancer.htm Can’t you just hear it? Upon learning that someone has lung cancer, what are the first thoughts and words in the average American’s mind? Questions about smoking status? If you said yes, you’re probably correct. And given […]

Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 25th, 2014 |

News Headline: Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure Date: 4/25/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Mallory Powell http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-lung-cancer-combined-radon-tobacco.html In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky’s colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the “triple crown of lung cancer” – […]

Lung Disease to Become the Biggest Cancer Killer Among Women Because of the Number Who Took Up Smoking in the 1960s

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Disease to Become the Biggest Cancer Killer Among Women Because of the Number Who Took Up Smoking in the 1960s Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Daily Mail UK Author: Amanda Williams http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2611861/Lung-disease-biggest-cancer-killer-women-overtaking-breast-cancer-number-took-smoking-1960s.html Lung cancer will soon become the biggest cancer killer among women – overtaking breast cancer – because of the number […]

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 […]

Can Dental Hygiene Have an Impact on Lung Cancer?

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 31st, 2014 |

Date: 3/31/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com – Lung Cancer Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/03/31/can-dental-hygiene-have-an-impact-on-lung-cancer.htm We are learning more and more about chronic inflammation, and how it may lead to the development of cancer. This can be seen directly in some cancers in which cancer develops from local inflammation. Examples include HPV leading to cervical cancer and […]

Pollution: Causing Lung Cancer in China?

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 10th, 2014 |

Date: 3/10/14 Outlet Full Name: The Wall Street Journal Author: Laurie Burkitt http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/10/does-air-pollution-cause-cancer/ Can air pollution cause lung cancer? That’s the question many in China are asking as they snap up face masks to avoid breathing hazardous particles in the country’s often pewter-colored, polluted skies. The answer—like the air—isn’t so clear. Health experts like Wang […]

Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Deliver on Promise of Healthier Air

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 4th, 2014 |

News Headline: Cleaner Gasoline and Vehicles Deliver on Promise of Healthier Air Date: 3/4/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Harold Wimmer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harold-wimmer-/cleaner-gasoline-vehicles_b_4890051.html Each day, American Lung Association volunteers and staff work hard to fight lung cancer, reduce the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and prevent asthma attacks. On Monday, March 3, we took […]