Posts in the “Risk Factors Risk Factors” category:

Smoke Free Doesn’t Mean Lung Cancer Free

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Posted by Gianna Nannini on October 27th, 2014 |

HERS Magazine – November/December 2014 – Carol, a tall, slender married mom of four maintained an active lifestyle, walking at least two miles a day. When she began experiencing a persistent cough, pain in her legs, and feeling very sluggish, she scheduled a doctor’s visit. Her doctor prescribed medication for her nagging cough, but it […]

The link between fat and cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 2nd, 2014 |

You likely know that being overweight increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But did you know it also increases your risk for cancer? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. While around 90% of Americans know that smoking is linked to higher rates of cancer, Dr. Clifford Hudis says, the inverse is true for […]

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 Clinical Study Aims to Investigate the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 23rd, 2014 |

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Puts Spotlight on Lung Cancer in Young Adults SAN CARLOS, CA (July 23, 2014) — The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today launched a new study, the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer, to understand why lung cancer occurs in young adults, who quite often are athletic, never smokers and […]

New Program to Detect Early Lung Cancer in Current and Former Smokers

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 2nd, 2014 |

In response to a recent national study showing that CT scans in a select high-risk population lower lung cancer deaths, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center has launched a lung cancer screening program for those at risk for developing the disease. The program uses low-dose CT scans to detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients a […]

Larger Studies of Multiple Families Will Help Us Better Understand Inherited Risk of Lung Cancer.

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 27th, 2014 |

Larger Studies of Multiple Families Will Help Us Better Understand Inherited Risk of Lung Cancer.

Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 23rd, 2014 |

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s […]

New gene tests may give cancer patients quicker path to treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 6th, 2014 |

A new way of evaluating tumors may soon help cancer patients identify the underlying genetic link to their disease – and the best possible treatment – all in a single test. Researchers are set to begin clinical trials using a more comprehensive testing method that looks for all of the known genes that may be […]

Bronchial Gene Test Rules Out Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ATS/45872 Gene analysis of the bronchial airway could reduce unnecessary invasive testing for suspected cases of lung cancer, a study suggested. A 17-gene test for normal epithelial cells gathered on bronchoscopy boosted the ability of that procedure to rule out cancer, Duncan Whitney, PhD, […]

Gene Tests May Improve Lung Cancer: Study

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: U.S. News Author: No author http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2014/05/20/gene-tests-may-improve-lung-cancer-care-study TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Testing lung cancer patients’ tumors for various gene mutations may help doctors choose the best treatment, and possibly extend people’s lives, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the May 21 Journal of the […]