Posts in the “Risk Factors Risk Factors” category:

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” – […]

FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: FDA Proposes First Regulations for E-Cigarettes Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Pharma Pro Author: Michael Felberbaum http://www.pharmpro.com/news/2014/04/fda-proposes-first-regulations-e-cigarettes The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. While the proposal being […]

Physicians Target the Genes of Lung, Colon Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Morgan Sherburne http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-physicians-genes-lung-colon-cancers.html University of Florida physicians and researchers are collaborating to map the genes of different types of cancer, and then deliver medication to attack cancer at its source. In late January, researchers in the new UF Health Precision Cancer Care Program began sequencing the genes […]

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 […]

High Risk Smokers Over 55 Should Get Cancer Screenings

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 18th, 2014 |

Date: 3/18/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS Washington DC USA Author: Thomas James http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/health/health-alert/2014/03/18/lung–cancer–screening–smokers–ct–scan/6573609/ Some consider lung cancer to be sort-of a death sentence, but when caught early it can be treated. Michael Baroody of Alexandria, Va. was diagnosed with lung cancer 3 years ago. The tumor was found in a CT scan while he was […]

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 […]

Revolutionary Toronto cancer treatment gives asbestos victims new life

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Revolutionary Toronto cancer treatment gives asbestos victims new life Date: 2/24/14 Outlet Full Name: The Star Author: Marco Chown Oved http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/02/24/revolutionary_toronto_cancer_treatment_gives_asbestos_victims_new_life.html Like many people who were exposed to asbestos, it took more than 20 years before former Ontario Hydro mechanic Man Hong Chan knew anything was wrong. When he started feeling short of […]

Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 19th, 2014 |

News Headline: Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside Date: 2/19/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Joseph Erbentraut http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/illinois-smoking-ban-cars-with-children_n_4818018.html Another state could soon ban smokers from lighting up while in a car carrying passengers under the age of 18. Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, a Chicago […]

New Tips Ads Will Inspire Even More to Quit Smoking

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 7th, 2014 |

Date: 2/7/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Tom Frieden http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-frieden-md-mph/new-tips-ads-will-inspire_b_4747505.html?utm_hp_ref=impact&ir=Impact The CDC is launching the third season in its life-saving award-winning Tips From Former Smokers national education campaign. Tens of millions of Americans across the country will see, up close and personal, the disease and disability that smoking causes. And for the final time […]