Screening/Prevention Lung Cancer – Small Cell

“Electronic Nose” May Help Screen for Lung Cancer (08-16-2011)

Although still in investigative stages, the electronic nose (eNose) may help to screen for lung cancer among individuals at a high risk of developing lung cancer. These results were recently presented the 14th annual World Conference on Lung Cancer sponsored... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Strong Link Between Smoking and Common Cancers in Women (06-3-2011)

Women who are at increased risk of breast cancer may further increase their risk if they smoke. Smoking was also linked with an increased risk of lung and colon cancers. These findings will be presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types (01-4-2011)

Daily use of aspirin may reduce the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, colorectal, and esophageal cancers. These findings were reported in The Lancet. Some studies have suggested that use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer Screening with CT Scan May Reduce Deaths (11-15-2010)

Screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (spiral CT) scans may reduce deaths from lung cancer among smokers. These findings were recently released by the National Cancer Institute. CT scanning is being studied as a screening tool for lung cancer.... Continue Reading

Smokeless Tobacco Poses Health Risks (09-28-2010)

The American Heart Association (AHA) warns that smokeless tobacco, such as snuff or chewing tobacco, is associated with serious health risks and is therefore not a safe alternative to smoking or a viable tool to help smokers quit. The AHA issued this... Continue Reading

Variety of Veggies and Fruits May Help Prevent Lung Cancer (09-17-2010)

Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits may help lower risk of squamous cell lung cancer, particularly among people who smoke. These findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Studies have suggested that a diet rich... Continue Reading

Estrogen Alone Does Not Increase Lung Cancer Incidence or Mortality in Postmenopausal Women (08-30-2010)

Among postmenopausal women, hormone therapy with estrogen alone does not appear to increase the risk of getting or dying from lung cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. As women reach menopause and beyond,... Continue Reading

Vitamin B6 Associated with Lower Risk of Lung Cancer (06-28-2010)

Individuals with high blood levels of vitamin B6 may be less likely to develop lung cancer compared with their counterparts with lower vitamin B6 levels, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[1] Lung... Continue Reading

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