Lung Cancer Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26
How People Feel With Cancer Varies Day to Day
For people living with cancer, feelings and emotions vary from day to day and even within a day.
It’s Lonely to Have Cancer
Having cancer can be lonely even with loving friends and a great support system.
It’s Overwhelming to Have Cancer
Cancer can be overwhelming as people add treatment and symptoms to already overly busy schedules.
It's Maddening to Have Cancer
Cancer can make people very angry.
Cancer Feels Unending
Cancer feels like an unending roller coaster of treatments, waiting for cancer to come back if it recurs, or treating a recurrence if it does.
Cancer can be painful
Cancer can be painful but there are options available.
What Is it Really Like to Live With Cancer?
What does it really feel like to be diagnosed and live with cancer every day? This is what people living with the disease have to say.
The Stigma of Lung Cancer
The stigma of lung cancer, blaming people with lung cancer who have smoked, is pervasive and needs to be eliminated.
Could Your Persistent Cough Be Something More?
A persistent cough is a common symptom prompting a visit to the doctor. What are some of the causes, and what questions should you ask your doctor?
Small Cell Lung Cancer Symptoms and Syndromes
Small cell lung cancer symptoms can sometimes be obvious, but are often mistaken for another condition at first. What are these symptoms?
Emphysema - Definition, Causes, and Treatments
What kind of lung condition is emphysema, what are the symptoms and causes, and what can be done to treat the disease and help you cope?
Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Prognosis
What is the prognosis for squamous cell lung cancer, and what factors may increase or decrease life expectancy?
Using Mind-Body Therapies to Help With Your Fear of Recurrence
Mind-body therapies such as meditation and breathing exercises have helped some people cope with the fear of cancer recurrence.
Keeping Your Fear of Recurrence from Controlling You
Talk to a professional about your fear of cancer recurrence if you find your fears are controlling you.
Share Your Fears of Recurrence with a Friend or Loved One.
It can help to share your fear of cancer recurrence or progression with a friend, loved one, or cancer support group, but choose a listening ear wisely.
Name Your Fear of Cancer Recurence
Give a name to your feeling of cancer recurrence or progression.
Educate Yourself About Cancer Recurrence and Progression
To cope with the fear of cancer recurrence educate yourself on your risk of recurrence, symptoms of recurrence, and methods of lowering this risk.
Coping Methods for Moving Past Your Fear of Recurrence
What are some ways to cope with the fear of cancer recurrence or progression?
Be Aware of What Triggers Your Fear of Recurrence
Learn what triggers your fear of cancer recurrence or progression, so that you can prepare ahead of time.
Factors that Affect Fear of Cancer Recurrence
Acknowledge your fear of cancer recurrence, and allow yourself to experience the feelings that go along with this fear.
Understanding the Fear of Cancer Recurrence or Progression
What is the fear of cancer recurrence or progression? How does this anxiety affect people with cancer and what can you do to cope day to day?
Causes of Cancer Related Insomnia
What are some of the causes of insomnia in people with cancer? This is important as more than one problem could be causing your symptoms.
Relation, Heredity and Other Factors for Lung Cancer
If you have a family history of lung cancer you may want to know: is lung cancer inherited? The answer depends on several factors.
Empyema - Definition, Symptoms, and Possible Causes
An empyema can occur as a complication of pneumonia or surgery for lung cancer. What is this condition?
Tachypnea - Definition and Mechanism, Causes, and Condtions
What is the definition of tachypnea and what are some conditions that can cause a rapid hard rate among people with lung cancer?
Median Survival Definition and Meaning for Cancer Patients
Median survival if often used when referring to lung cancer survival rates. What is the definition and what does it mean for people with cancer?
The p53 Gene and its Role in Cancer
The p53 gene is frequently mutated in many cancer including lung cancer. What happens when this gene is mutated and why is this important?
Chemotherapy Port - Definition, Benefits and Risks
When is a chemotherapy port used for people with cancer, and how does it compare to using a PICC line or a regular IV? What are the risks?
Constant Cough - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
A constant cough can totally disrupt your life. What are some possible causes, and what can be done to get a diagnosis to treat your symptoms?
Hamartoma - Definition, Causes, and Treatment
If you you've been told you have a hamartoma, you may feel frightened and confused. Why do they occur and how are they best treated?
What Is a Chest Tube and When Is One Used?
Chest tubes may be placed after lung cancer surgery or for a collapsed lung. How are they placed and how are they removed?
Blood Clots During Chemotherapy - Incidence, Risks, and Prevention
Blood clots (venous thromboembolism) are common during chemotherapy for cancer. How can you recognize this complication and reduce your risk?
Symptom of Hoarseness - Causes, Tests, And Treatments
What are the possible causes of hoarseness, what tests are done to evaluate this symptom, and what can be done to treat a hoarse voice?
Top 10 Myths About Clinical Trials for Cancer
What's fact and what's fiction? Do you know these top 10 myths about clinical trials for cancer treatment?
Definition of First-Line Treatment
What is the definition of first-line treatment, what does this mean, and what questions should you ask your doctor about this treatment?
Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation (PCI) - Use and Side Effects
What is prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI), when is it used with lung cancer, and what are some possible side effects and complications?
Warning Signs of Lung Cancer Everyone Needs to Know
What are some lung cancer warning signs that you should never ignore whether you have smoked or not? Some of these may not be obvious.
Vitamin and Mineral Supplements During Cancer Treatment
Should you take vitamins during cancer treatment? What are some of the risks and what are possible benefits?
Tips For Caregivers of Cancer Patients
How can you care for yourself as you care for a loved one with cancer? Check out these tips for friends and family members of cancer patients.
Fingernail Changes During Chemotherapy
How can you cope with nail problems during cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, and what treatments are likely to cause symptoms?
When You Struggle to Be Your Own Advocate
How to Advocate for Yourself as a Cancer Patient
How can you be an advocate for yourself as a cancer patient so you get the best care possible? Empower yourself with these tips on self-advocacy.
Being You Own Advocate with Medical Insurance
Next Steps in Advocacy
What does it mean to advocate for yourself as a cancer patient?
How can you be an advocate for yourself as a cancer patient in order to get the best care possible? Tips on self advocacy with cancer.
Learn About Your Cancer
How to Make Good Medical Decisions
Definition of Benign in Medicine - Conditions, Tumors, and Examples
What does the word benign mean in medicine, how does a benign tumor differ from a malignant one, and what are some examples of benign conditions?
Definition and Causes of Pulmonary Fibrosis
What is pulmonary fibrosis, what are some of the causes and symptoms, and what are some complications and the prognosis of this disease?
Carcinoma in Situ - Definition and Examples
What exactly is carcinoma in situ? Is it really malignant or is it precancerous instead and why? What stage of cancer is it and will it spread?
Causes of Lung Nodules Benign and Malignant
Lung nodules are found in 1 in 500 x-rays done in the United States and can cause considerable anxiety. What are the most common benign and cancerous causes?
How to Choose an Oncologist for Cancer Treatment
What things should you consider in finding a cancer doctor to manage treatments for your particular type of cancer?
What is an Experimental Drug - Definition and Testing
If your doctor recommends an experimental drug you may be feeling confused. What does this mean and what questions should you be asking?
Solitary Pulmonary Nodules - Causes, Test, and Chance of Cancer
What are solitary pulmonary nodules, what are the causes, and what are the chances that it could be lung cancer?
Bronchogenic Carcinoma - Symptoms, Treatments, and Prognosis
What is bronchogenic carcinoma, and what are common symptoms? What treatments are available and what is the prognosis?
Coughing Up Blood - Causes, Evaluation, and Emergencies
Coughing up blood can quickly become an emergency. What are the causes, what kind of tests might be done, and when should you call 911?
What Is a Secondary Cancer? - Definition
What is the definition of secondary cancer, why do these occur, and what types of treatments directly raise the risk of a second malignancy?
Mainstream Smoke Definition, Composition, and Dangers
What exactly is mainstream smoke, how is it different from sidestream smoke and secondhand smoke, and how is it dangerous to non-smokers?
Surgery for Small Cell Lung Cancer - Benefits and Types
When is surgery an options for small cell lung cancer, what procedures are done, and how does it affect the prognosis of the disease?
What Is the Most Common Type of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers?
What type and subtype of lung cancer is most commonly found in people who don't smoke?
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) for Lung Cancer
When is SBRT (stereotactic body radiotherapy) used for lung cancer, how is it done, and what are some possible complications of treatment?
Facts About Lung Cancer in Men
Lung cancer in men is different than lung cancer in women. How do the statistics, causes, symptoms, treatment, and survival differ between the sexes?
Lung Cancer and Depression - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Depression is more serious than feeling sad for people with lung cancer. How does this differ from grief and what symptoms are of concern?
Immunizations for People With Cancer
What immunizations are beneficial and which shots could be dangerous during and after cancer treatment.
What Is Stage 3 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy
What is stage 3 lung cancer life expectancy, how does it vary between different people, and how is it changing?
Definition of White Blood Cells (WBCs)
White blood cells (WBCs) are an important part of the immune system. What types of blood cells are WBCs and what is their function?
Lung Adenocarcinoma - Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis
Lung adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis?
Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelets) - Chemotherapy Symptom
Thrombocytopenia (low platelets) can occur as a side effect of chemotherapy. What are the symptoms and treatments for this side effect?
Endotracheal Tube - Definition, Purpose, and Procedure
What is an endotracheal tube, and when is it used in surgery and medicine? How is it placed and what are the risks and complications?
What is Compassionate Drug Use/Expanded Access for Cancer Patients?
What does compassionate drug use, also known as expanded access, mean to cancer patients and their oncologists?
Lobectomy Complications and Prognosis
What lobectomy complications are possible with this type of lung cancer surgery, what should you be aware of, and what is the prognosis?
Estrogen and Lung Cancer - Risk and Death
Is there a link between estrogen and lung cancer - does hormone replacement therapy or the use of birth control pills affect risk or death?
Bronchoscopy for Lung Cancer - How it's Done and What to Expect
Why would your doctor order a bronchoscopy, what's the procedure like, and what results and complications might you expect?
Smoking-Related Cancers List and Description
Smoking related cancers go far beyond lung cancer. From bladder cancer to colon cancer, tobacco can cause or accelerate tumor growth.
Coping with Anxiety about Abnormal Lung Cancer Screening Results
How can you cope with the anxiety of having your lung cancer screening CT test come back as abnormal or inconclusive? Check out these tips.
Recovery After Lobectomy for Lung Cancer
What can you expect after your lobectomy procedure, and what happens during recovery? How long will you be in the hospital with a chest tube?
10 Tips for the Prevention of Lung Cancer
What are 10 tips for lung cancer prevention that you can begin today? Some of these may be obvious, but several may surprise you.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Lung Cancer
Pulmonary rehabilitation can make a difference for many people with lung cancer. Who can benefit from this therapy, and how can you get started?
Primary Cancer - Definition, and Contrast with Secondary Cancer
If you've heard the term primary cancer, you may wonder exactly what this is. Check out the definition here.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Definition and Overview
What is the definition of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), what are the symptoms, what are the causes, and how is it treated?
Lung Cancer Prevention
Lung cancer prevention is critical in reducing the leader cause of cancer deaths in men and women. Are you aware of these ways to prevent cancer?
Music Therapy: The Alternative Cancer Treatment
Does music therapy or just listening to music have benefits for people living with cancer? Check out what studies say and how you can benefit.
Holiday Stress With Cancer - Coping Tips
How can you cope with holiday stress when you have cancer? Check out these tips for managing the busyness with cancer so you can enjoy the season.
Common and Less Common Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Check out these symptoms and signs of lung cancer that you shouldn't ignore. Knowing what to watch for could save your life.
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Stages
What are the different stages of non-small cell lung cancer, why are they important, and how do they guide treatment and affect prognosis?
Pleurectomy - Definition, Indications, Procedure, and Risks
What is a pleurectomy? How is this procedure defined, when is it done (indications), how is it done, and what are the risks of this surgery?
PET Scan for Lung Cancer - Diagnosis, Staging, and Followup
What is a PET scan, how are they performed, and what role do they play in the diagnosis, staging, and monitoring of lung cancer?
Traveling with Cancer - Tips, Safety, and Precautions
Traveling with cancer can be enjoyable if you first check out these tips, safety precautions, and what you can do to best prepare for your departure.
Stage I Lung Cancer Life Expectancy
What is stage 1 lung cancer life expectancy? How does it vary among different people and what are the statistics?
What is the Esophagus? - Definition, Function, and Conditions
What is the esophagus, what is its structure and function, and what medical conditions occur in this region of the body?
Performance Status - Importance for Cancer Patients
What is performance status, how is it measured, and why is it important for people with cancer and for clinical trials?
What Is the Hilum of the Lung?
The hilum is an important location to understand in the lungs. What is its location and significance of enlargement and lymph nodes?
Combination Chemotherapy - History, Benefits, and Risks
Combination chemotherapy has many benefits but also some risks. What is meant by this term, when is it used, and why is it important?
Differences Between In Vivo and In Vitro Studies
What is the difference between in vitro and in vivo medical studies, and what is the definition of each of these types of clinical trials?
Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
The symptoms of lung cancer in non-smokers may be different from those in people who smoke. What symptoms should you be aware of?
Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer
How does chemotherapy work, when is it used for lung cancer? What are some of the medications, and what are some of the possible side effects?
Visible Signs of Lung Cancer
What are the visible signs of lung cancer you can see, hear, or feel in yourself or a loved one, and when should you be concerned?
Adverse Reaction to a Medication or Drug
What is an adverse reaction to a drug or medication, what types of side effects that may occur, and what should you do if you have a reaction?
Pleurodesis - Definition and Complications
Pleurodesis is a procedure sometimes performed with lung cancer. What is the definition, how is it done, and what are possible complications?
Definition of Survival Rate and Survival Terms
What does it mean when doctors use the term survival rate, what is median survival, and what factors may affect survival?
Progressive Disease - Definition and Terms Describing Cancer
Progressive disease is a term doctors may use to describe what is happening with a cancer? What does this term mean?
Pleuroscopy for Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Effusions
What is a pleuroscopy, when is it done, what can it do medically and what are some possible complications of the procedure?
Second-Line Treatment for Cancer - Definition and Significance
What is the meaning of second-line treatment for cancer? When is it recommended, and how does it differ from first-line therapy?
Lung Cancer and Spirituality - Effect of Faith on Life and Outcomes
How does spirituality affect quality of life, coping, and perhaps even survival for people with lung cancer. Can faith affect life and outcomes?
Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients
What are the specific benefits of yoga for people with cancer? Are there any precautions, and how can you get started with this integrative therapy?
Donating Hair for People with Cancer
Donating hair is a wonderful way to help people with cancer. Where can you donate your hair? What are the advantages of human vs synthetic hair?
Coping With Terminal Cancer
What do you do when you find out your cancer is terminal? Check out these tips for coping and for finding hope when the end of life is near.
Hypercalcemia in Cancer Patients
Hypercalemia is a complication some people with cancer are affected by. What are the symptoms and treatments, and what does this mean for you?
Chest Pain Can be an Emergency for People with Lung Cancer
Chest pain is an emergency for people with lung cancer due to both cancer related causes, and reasons that people with cancer get chest pain.
Face, Neck, or Tongue Swelling can be an Emergency with Lung Cancer
Swelling of the face, tongue, neck, or chest can be an emergency for people with lung cancer.
Sudden or Severe Shortness of Breath Can be an Emergency with Lung Cancer
Shortness of breath that is new or worsening is a medical emergency when you have lung cancer. Rapid breathing is a serious sign.
When Not to Call 911 When You Have Lung Cancer
When you have lung cancer, there are times you may not want to call 911, such as if you don't want heroic measures at the end of life.
Preparing for a Cancer-Related Emergency
Check over these ideas on preparing for emergencies with lung cancer, before those emergencies happen.
A Sudden Change in Mental Status is a Medical Emergency with Lung Cancer
A change in mental status of any form--whether it is confusion or agitation or other--is an emergency when you have lung cancer.
A Sense of Doom can be an Emergency with Lung Cancer
Leg Weakness or Numbness is Lung Cancer Emergency
Weakness or numbness of one or both legs, and loss of bladder or bowel function are lung cancer emergencies with lung cancer.
A Fever can be an Emergency with Lung Cancer
Talk to your doctor during your visits and ask at what level of fever you should call her, and at what level you should call 911.
Fainting or Severe Lightheadedness is an Emergency with Lung Cancer
Loss of consciousness or severe lightheadedness is a medical emergency for people with lung cancer.
Coughing up Blood Can be an Emergency with Lung Cancer
Coughing up blood--even what seems like a small amount--is an emergency when you have lung cancer.
What Symptoms Mean an Emergency with Lung Cancer?
When should you call 911 with lung cancer? What symptoms of lung cancer could indicate a medical emergency?
Skin Rashes and Problems During Chemotherapy
Skin rashes, sun-sensitivity, and redness may occur during chemotherapy. How can you best cope with these symptoms?
What is the Medical Definition of Malignant?
What is the medical definition of the term malignant, and how is malignant different than benign? How do these tumors act in the body?
Surgery for Lung Cancer - Types, Indications, and Risks
What do you need to know about surgery for lung cancer, what types of treatments are done, and what are the risks and complications?
Lung Cancer TNM Staging - What Does It Mean?
What is lung cancer TNM staging? Why is it important? How can it help your doctor recommend the best treatment for your lung cancer?
Different Types of Lung Cancer Surgery
What are the types of surgery done for lung cancer and what are the reasons for choosing different methods and the complications you may expect?
Symptoms and Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
What are the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and how is the disease diagnosed?
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatments and Prognosis
What are the treatments for idiopathic fibrosis, what kind of support groups are available, and what is the life expectancy of the disease?
Pancoast Tumor - Learn about the Definition, Symptoms, and Treatments
Pancoast tumors often differ from other lung cancers with regard to symptoms, and best treatments. What do you need to know if you've been diagnosed?
Pleura - Definition, Anatomy, Function, and Conditions
What is the pleura of the lungs? What is its structure and function, and what conditions affect this region of the body?
Pain Between the Shoulder Blades - Causes and Diagnosis
What causes pain between the shoulder blades otherwise known as interscapular pain? What questions should you ask, and could it be cancer?
Calculating Lung Cancer Risk - Screening Reveals Nodule
Lung cancer screening now has the potential to save many lives. What are the chances that a nodule is cancer if you undergo CT screening?
Palliative Therapy - Definition, Goals, and Symptom Management
What is palliative treatment, how does is differ from hospice care, and when should cancer patients consider asking for a palliative care consult?
Lung Cancer Statistics
Lung cancer statistics are alarming and saddening. What are the numbers and what are the trends?
Long Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy
What are the common long-term side effects of chemotherapy? What should you know so you can minimize your risk of these complications?
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Head Covers for Hair Loss from Chemotherapy
What kind of head covers are available for people on chemotherapy?
What is a Metastasis and Why, How, and Where Do They Happen?
What does it mean if you are told you have a metastasis of your cancer? How, why, and where do cancers spread?
Sputum - Definition, Colors, Tests, and Conditions
What is sputum and what do the different colors mean such as white, yellow, green, pink, and bloody. What kinds of tests are done?
Lung Cancer in Women - Symptoms and Treatments
Did you know that lung cancer in women is vastly different from lung cancer in men? Check out some of these differences.
What Is a Lung Plethysmography?
What type of test is a plethysmography? How is it done, when do doctors order this test, and what do the results mean for you?
Lung Cancer Blogs to Check Out
Lung cancer blogs are a window into the real world of lung cancer. Check out these wonderful web journals written by people living with lung cancer.
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prognosis
Small cell lung cancer accounts for 15% of lung cancers. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis for small cell lung cancer?
In-Depth Guide to Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lungs
Squamous cell carcinoma of the lungs accounts for 30% of lung cancers. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis for this kind of lung cancer?
Facts About Lung Cancer - Common and Surprising
What are some surprising facts about lung cancer that everyone should know? Read about the types, causes, symptoms, and research of lung cancer.
Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is extensive stage small cell lung cancer, what are the symptoms, what treatments are available, and what is the prognosis?
Large Cell Lung Cancer - Symptoms, Treatments, and Prognosis
Large cell carcinoma is a form of non-small cell lung cancer. What are the symptoms, treatments, and prognosis of large cell carcinoma of the lungs?
Cytotoxic - Definition, Actions and Precautions
Cytotoxic refers to a substance or process which results in cell damage or cell death. The prefix
Surviving Lung Cancer Without Treatment
What is the average survival for people who decide against treatment for lung cancer, and why it's important to accept their choices?
Reasons to Quit Smoking with Lung Cancer
Does it help to quit smoking with lung cancer? Yes. Here are the effects on survival, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and quality of life.
First Steps When Diagnosed With Lung Cancer
If you have just been diagnosed with lung cancer, check out these first steps that can help you make the best decisions possible about your treatment.
Definition and Effects of Free Radicals
Free radicals may play a role in the development of cancer. What is the definition of free radicals.
Pleural Cavity - Definition, Anatomy, Function, and Conditions
What is the anatomy of the pleural cavity and what is its function? What diseases involve this space and how are they diagnosed?
What Is Radon Mitigation for Reducing Lung Cancer Risk
Why is radon mitigation important and how can you do it to reduce the risk for lung cancer for you and your family?
An Overiew of Stage 3 Lung Cancer
What is stage 3 lung cancer? What are the symptoms, how is it treated, and what is the prognosis?
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Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy for Lung Cancer
Learn more about having a fine needle aspiration biopsy for lung cancer and its advantages and possible complications in this brief overview.
Secondhand Smoke and Lung Cancer
The link is now well established between secondhand smoke and lung cancer. What are the statistics, and how can you protect yourself?
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Brain Metastases From Lung Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
What symptoms might you have if your lung cancer spreads to your brain, and how do doctors diagnose and treat lung cancer that has spread?
Stage 4 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy
What is stage 4 lung cancer life expectancy, and what are some variables that either increase or decrease survival rates?
What is BAC (Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma)
BAC (Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma) is a term that has been reclassified as a form of lung adenocarcinoma. What is unique about this kind of tumor?
Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer
When and why is radiation therapy used to treat lung cancer, what types of radiation are given, and what are some side effects you may experience?
Pericardial Effusion - Causes and Importance in Cancer
A pericardial effusion may occur when lung cancer spreads to the area between the lungs. What are some of the causes and how is it treated?
Tumor Markers Definition and Examples
What are tumor markers, and why are they importance with cancer? Read more about tumor markers in this article.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Definition, Incidence, and Risk Factors
What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, how common is this disease, what are the risk factors for getting it, and how is it related to lung cancer?
Shoulder Pain as a Symptom of Lung Cancer
Could my shoulder pain can be a symptom of lung cancer, and how is it different than shoulder pain from other causes?
Causes of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
What causes lung cancer in people who don't smoke? It's a critical question as lung cancer in never smokers is the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths.
Environmental Causes of Lung Cancer
There are many environmental causes of lung cancer, some of which are well known, and some that may surprise you. What are some of these causes?
How to Prepare For Lung Cancer Surgery
How can you prepare for lung cancer surgery? What should you do before the big day to make it as successful as possible?
Second Primary Cancer - Definition and Meaning
You may feel confused if your doctor tells you that you have a second primary cancer. What does that mean?
The Lung Cancer Ribbon is Figuratively Invisible
The white or pearl lung cancer ribbon is physically less visible and figuratively often invisible.
How You Can Help People Cope with Lung Cancer?
What can you do to help friends and loved ones who are living with lung cancer and facing the stigma?
Lung Cancer Has a Stigma Not Found With Breast Cancer
The stigma of lung cancer is more challenging to face than the stigma of breast cancer.
There are Fewer Support Resources for Lung Cancer vs Breast Cancer
People with lung cancer often receive less support and have fewer support resources than people with breast cancer.
The Survival Rate for Lung Cancer is Lower Than Breast Cancer
The survival rate is lower for lung cancer than breast cancer due to later stage at diagnosis and less funding for research studies.
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Lung Cancer Patients Don't Have Reconstructive Options
Women with lung cancer don't have the option of reconstructive surgery as women with breast cancer have.
There Is Not a Lung Cancer Screening Test for Everyone
Unlike breast cancer, there is not a self-exam to do or a screening test available for everyone.
Reason 7—Lung Cancer is More Often Diagnosed in Later Stages
Lung cancer is usually diagnosed at a later stage of the disease than breast cancer.
There Are Fewer Free Things for People With Lung Cancer
There are fewer free things available for lung cancer patients than breast cancer patients.
Lung Cancer is Less Sexy Than Breast Cancer
Lung cancer is often considered less sexy than breast cancer.
Is it Harder to Have Lung Cancer Than Breast Cancer?
Can it be more difficult for women to cope with lung cancer than breast cancer? Here are 10 reasons why that is sometimes the case.
Flying with Cancer - Planning Ahead, Precautions, and Help
Whether you are flying for cancer treatment or for pleasure, planning ahead and taking precautions can help insure a safe journey.
What Is Chemotherapy for Cancer?
Chemotherapy is a common treatment for lung cancer. What is this type of therapy, and what are the goals for this treatment?
Air Pollution and Lung Cancer
Does air pollution cause lung cancer? From being blamed for the majority of lung cancers to being called a myth, what is the real answer?
ALK Positive Lung Cancer Definition and Treatment
If you have been told you have ALK positive lung cancer what does that mean? And how is this kind of lung cancer treated?
Reasons Medicare Should Cover Lung Cancer Screening
Against the advice of many medical organizations, Medicare doesn't pay for lung cancer screening. Why not if it saves lives?
Information on Lung Cancer and Clinical Trials
What exactly are clinical trials, why are they important, and how do you go about finding clinical trials for lung cancer?
Clinical Trials - Risks and Benefits
Should you participate in a clinical trial? What questions should you ask, and what are the risks and benefits to consider?
Make a List of Questions for Your Oncology Visit
Prepare for your oncology visit by writing out a list of questions beforehand.
Planning Your Oncology Clinic Visits Ahead of Time
Preparing ahead for your oncology visit can save time, avoid delays, and help you get the best treatment possible.
Bring a Friend to Your Oncology Visits
Bringing a friend or family member to your oncology appointments adds an extra voice to ask questions and an extra ear to hear results and treatment plans.
Patience and Kindness at the Doctor's Office Gets Results
Being patient and kind at your oncology clinic can make a difference in many ways.
Leave Your Doctor's Visit With a Plan
When you leave your doctor, make sure to plan ahead for these things.
Maintenance Therapy for Lung Cancer
What is maintenance therapy for lung cancer, when is it used, and what medications are most effective in keeping a tumor stable?
Tips for Preventing Blood Clots During Cancer Treatment
Blood clots are a common and serious complication of cancer treatment. What are the symptoms and what can you do to lower your risk?
Wheezing - Causes, Evaluation, and Treatment
Wheezing can be very frightening. What are the causes, what tests may be done, and when should you be worried?
Myths About Causes and Treatments of Lung Cancer
Myths about the causes, treatment, and prognosis of lung cancer are common. What is the truth behind these misconceptions?
How To Find Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer Treatment
Finding clinical trials for lung cancer can seem overwhelming. What resources are available to help you find a medical study that's right for you?
What Happens During The Lobectomy Procedure
What will happen during your lobectomy procedure, and what exactly is done in the operating room during this surgery for lung cancer?
Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers - Causes, Types, Treatments, and Prognosis
How is lung cancer in non-smokers different with regard to the symptoms, the types,the causes, the treatments, and even prognosis?
Symptoms and Treatment Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia
Chemotherapy-induced anemia can result in many symptoms. How is it diagnosed and treated, and how can you best cope with this common side effect?
Chemotherapy Side Effects During Lung Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy side effects during lung cancer treatment are common. What are some of the most common adverse effects and how can you cope?
Stage 3A Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
What is stage 3A lung cancer, what are the symptoms, what are some of the treatment options, including newer therapies, and what is the prognosis?
Average Age for Lung Cancer and Incidence by Decade
What is the average age for lung cancer in men and in women, and how common is it at different ages? Why is this important?
Lung Cancer Emergencies and Urgent Complications
Are you familiar with these common emergencies that may occur with lung cancer? What are some symptoms you need to know?
Liquid Biopsies For Lung Cancer
What is a liquid biopsy, what does this procedure look for, and how may it be helpful for monitoring the treatment of people with lung cancer?
Reasons Quitting Smoking Won't Eliminate Lung Cancer Deaths
We are bombarded by information telling us that quitting smoking could eliminate lung cancer deaths. For several reasons, this isn't true.
Tips for Supporting a Loved One With Cancer
How can you support your loved one with cancer? Check out these 15 tips - some well known and others not - for helping your loved one cope.
Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer - An Overview
What types of pneumonectomy are done, what can you expect, and what are some of the risks of this treatment for lung cancer?
Preparing for Your Pneumonectomy
Preparing for your pneumonectomy is important if this treatment is recommended for your lung cancer. What is the process of preparing for a pneumonectomy, and what should you know to make your pneumonectomy as successful as possible? Page 2.
Pneumonectomy Complications and Prognosis
What are some pneumonectomy complications and what is the prognosis of this type of lung cancer surgery? Page 5.
Coping With Hair Loss During Chemotherapy
How can you best cope with chemotherapy-induced hair loss, both physically and emotionally? When does it happen and can you prevent it?
Quality of Life After Lung Cancer Surgery
What can you expect your quality of life to be like after lung cancer surgery? What are common short term and long term side effects?
Lung Cancer Pain Management - Causes, Incidence, and Treatment
Pain management for lung cancer can provide a good quality of life for most people living with the disease. What are some ways that pain is treated?
Meditation as an Alternative Therapy for People With Cancer
Meditation is now being offered by many cancer centers. Why is this centuries-old practice being used to help cope with the symptoms and challenges of cancer?
Managing Effects of Radiation Therapy
How can you manage the common side effects from radiation therapy for cancer, such as skin irritation, fatigue, and cough?
Taste Changes with Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy Induced Dysgeusia
What can you do for that awful taste change during chemotherapy (dysgeusia) - the one which makes you feel like you have metal mouth?
Alcohol and Lung Cancer Risk
Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of lung cancer? If so, what kinds of of alcohol and how much?
Smoking May Decrease the Effectiveness of Targeted Cancer Therapies
Smoking can decrease the effectiveness of targeted therapies for cancer, such as Tarceva (erlotinib.)
Extra Credit—Quitting Smoking to Leave a Legacy
Quitting smoking after a diagnosis of cancer sends a message to loved ones that they too can be strong.
Quitting Smoking Lessens Health Risks for Your Family
Smoking after a diagnosis of cancer raises the risk of cancer for loved ones and friends.
Number 10—Quitting Saves Money That Can Be Used for Cancer Treatments
Smoking wastes money that could be used for cancer treatments or enjoying survival.
Quitting Smoking Improves Quality of Life for People with Cancer
Smoking lowers the quality of life for people with cancer.
Quitting Smoking Lowers the Risk of Developing a Second Cancer
When cancer patients quit smoking it lowers their risk of developing a second primary cancer.
Smoking can decrease the effectiveness of chemotherapy and increase side effects and complications.
Quitting Smoking Can Lower Surgical Complications for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients can reduce their risk of surgery complications by quitting smoking before surgery.
Smoking Cessation Lessens Side Effects and Improves Radiation Therapy
Quitting smoking can improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy and reduce the severity and duration of side effects.
Quitting Smoking Lowers All-Cause Mortality for Cancer Patients
When a cancer patient quits smoking, it can lower her risk of death from other causes (all-cause mortality.)
Top 10 Reasons to Quit Smoking After a Diagnosis of Cancer
Top 10 reasons to quit smoking after a diagnosis of cancer. Smoke exposure lowers survival, interferes with treatment, and raises side effects.
Quitting Smoking May Improve Survival From and Reduce Recurrence of Cancer
Smoking cessation may improve cancer survival and lower the risk of recurrence or progression.
Exercise and Lung Cancer - Role in Prevention and Survival
Can exercise help prevent lung cancer or improve survival and quality of life for those already diagnosed? Check out what the studies say.
The Pneumonectomy Procedure
During your pneumonectomy, your surgeon will remove your lung that has cancer. What happens during the pneumonectomy procedure? Page 3.
After your pneumonectomy you will be monitored closely for several days. What happens after your pneumonectomy? Page 4.
Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer - Treatments and Prognosis
What is limited stage small cell lung cancer, what are the symptoms, what treatments are available, and what is the prognosis?
How Many People Die From Lung Cancer Each Year
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Here are the most recent statistics on how many people die from lung cancer each year.
What Alternative Lung Cancer Treatments Work
What alternative treatments work for lung cancer according to evidence-based medical studies? What symptoms of cancer do they address?
Lung Cancer Causes - An Overview
What are the causes of lung cancer including those due to lifestyle, the environment, job exposures, infectious disease, and our genes?
What to Bring With to Health Care Visits
Missing medical information causes too many delays and errors in cancer treatment. What should you bring with you to health care visits?
What is Lung Cancer - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
What is lung cancer? What are the symptoms, ways to screen, ways to diagnose, and ways to treat lung cancer?
Targeted Therapies As a Lung Cancer Treatment
Learn about targeted therapies for non-small cell lung cancer.
Stage 3 Lung Cancer Survival Best With Radiation and Chemo Combined
As I hear of progress with many other forms of cancer, I get discouraged sharing the statistics about lung cancer. Survival rates, especially with advanced lung
Questions to Ask About Lung Cancer
What questions should you ask your doctor about lung cancer diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment?
Former Smokers at Risk for Lung Cancer Decades Later
I'm often surprised by the response I get when I mention that the majority of people who develop lung cancer now are non-smokers.
Lung Cancer Stories - Anthony's Lung Cancer Stories
Lung cancer stories from lung cancer surivors give us a glimpse into what it is like to live with lung cancer. Anthony's lung cancer stories raise the questions. What caused my lung cancer?
Pneumonia May Be Sign of Lung Cancer
I don't want to be an alarmist, but if you or a loved one have had pneumonia recently, you might wish to talk to your doctor about a new study. Researchers
Is Lung Cancer in a Pregnant Woman Increasing?
Lung cancer doesn't discriminate. Anyone who has lungs can get lung cancer.
Respiratory Symptoms - Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis
Respiratory symptoms can have many causes. If you've had symptoms such as a cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, or lung pain, what are the possible causes and how are these symptoms diagnosed?
Symptom of Cough
A cough can be a symptom of many conditions from mild to serious. What do you need to know if you've been coughing?
Lung Cancer and Diet
Are there foods that may help prevent or treat lung cancer?
Types of Lung Cancer - Different Types of Lung Cancer
There are 2 major and a few less common types of lung cancer. What are the different types of lung cancer?
Lung Cancer Metastases - Lung Cancer Metastases to Brain, Bones and Lymph Nodes
Lung cancer metastases are far too common in people living with lung cancer. Lung cancer commonly metastasizes (spreads) to lymph nodes, the brain, to bones, and other regions of the body. Where are lung cancer metastases (spread) commonly found, what are the symptoms, and what are the treatments and prognosis for lung cancer metastases?
Tips on Talking with Your Cancer Doctors
What questions should you be asking? What answers do you need? How can you work with your doctor to best understand your treatment?
Quit Smoking Aids
Several quit smoking aids can help those who currently smoke kick the habit. What do we know about these aids?
Uncommon Causes of Lung Cancer
Everyone knows that smoking causes lung cancer, but what are some uncommon causes?
Managing the Effects of Lung Cancer
The effects of lung cancer can make living with lung cancer very difficult at times. How can you manage the common effects of lung cancer?
Lung Cancer Awareness
Lung cancer awareness efforts are helping people to recognize the symptoms of lung cancer so it can be detected early, as well as raising funds for research to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
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An index of categories in the
Allen Carr - Famous People With Lung Cancer Allen Carr
Our list of famous people with lung cancer wouldn't be complete without Allen Carr. Allen Carr is remembered here for his great efforts in helping others kick the smoking habit. Page 5.
Dana Reeve - Famous People With Lung Cancer Dana Reeve.
A list of famous people with lung cancer isn't complete without Dana Reeve. Dana Reeve, a talented singer and actress, is perhaps best remembered as the late wife of Christopher Reeve. Page 2.
George Harrison - Famous People With Lung Cancer George Harrison
George Harrison of the Beatles legacy joins our list of famous people with lung cancer. George Harrison died from lung cancer at the age of 58. Page 8.
Paul Newman - Famous People With Lung Cancer Paul Newman
Actor and producer Paul Newman joins our list of famous people with lung cancer. Paul Newman was also known for his race cars and philanthropist activities before he died from lung cancer at the age of 83. Page 4.
Rosemary Clooney - Famous People With Lung Cancer Rosemary Clooney
Rosemary Clooney joins our list of famous people with lung cancer. America's
Stephen Ambrose - Famous People With Lung Cancer Stephen Ambrose
Our list of famous people with lung cancer includes historian Stephen Ambrose. Stephen Ambrose published over 30 books bringing history alive, before he died from lung cancer at the age of 66. Page 7.
Walt Disney - Walt Disney Famous People With Lung Cancer
Walt Disney joins our list of famous people with lung cancer. After creating a legacy that warms children's hearts, Walt Disney died from lung cancer at the age of only 65. Page 3.
Claude Monet - Famous People With Lung Cancer Claude Monet
Claude Monet is included in our list of famous people with lung cancer. Considered the father of Impressionist art, Monet died from lung cancer at the age of 87. Page 6.
Peter Jennings - Famous People With Lung Cancer Peter Jennings
Our list of famous people with lung cancer begins with longtime evening news anchor Peter Jennings. Peter Jennings is just one example of the many famous people who have died from lung cancer, a disease that can hit anyone.
Wood dust and Lung Cancer - Who's at Risk?
A new study has linked exposure to sawdust and wood dust with lung cancer. When I reviewed this study, the results made sense. On-the-job exposure to wood dust
Symptoms Unique to Advanced Lung Cancer
Anticipating the late symptoms unique to lung cancer may help you and your health care team best manage your symptoms.
Lung Cancer Treatments - Clinical Trials for Lung Cancer
What are clinical trials for lung cancer? What are the benefits? What are the risks? Are there different types or phases of clinical trials? How can I find a clinical trial near my home? Having an understanding of what clinical trials entail can help you decide whether an experimental new treatment may be something you wish to consider.