Qigong for cancer is an old practice worldwide, but relatively new in the United States. What are the benefits and how can you get started?
Understanding the early symptoms of lung cancer may help you find the disease at an earlier stage. What are the early symptoms of lung cancer, and should you be concerned about a chronic cough, repeated bronchitis, shoulder and chest pain, or even knee pain?
What causes unexplained weight loss and when should you visit your doctor?
You may be concerned that you’ve developed hoarseness when you speak. What are the possible causes of hoarseness and when should you see your doctor.
What should you know if you are experiencing lung pain?
Shortness of breath is a common symptom that can be a cause for concern. What are some of the causes, when should you see your doctor, and what tests might she recommend?
What do I need to know, and what are the possible causes if I am coughing up blood?
Lung cancer in non-smokers is a different disease in many ways. What are the statistics, causes, and how is treatment and survival different in non-smokers with lung cancer?
Can diet play a role in helping to prevent lung cancer?
Is there a link between estrogen and lung cancer like there is between estrogen and breast cancer?
If you are experiencing shoulder blade pain you might be very frightened. What are possible causes and when should you call your doctor?
Have you ever had that bittersweet experience of celebrating your survival at the same time that someone you care for watches their cancer progress or doesn’t make it? What do we know about cancer survivor guilt and what are some tips for coping with those feelings?
Non-inferiority trials are increasing as the difference between medications becomes smaller. What are these trials, when are they done, and what are some of the problems with these kind of trials?
Lung cancer often spreads to lymph nodes before spreading to other regions of the body. What lymph nodes does lung cancer spread to, how does your doctor know if your lung cancer has spread to your lymph nodes, and what does that mean for your treatment and prognosis?
Anemia is a common side effect of chemotherapy. Knowing the symptoms of anemia, treatment options, and what you can do to cope, can help you understand this often undertreated symptom.
Radiation therapy is frequently used with or without chemotherapy and surgery for the treatment of lung cancer. Short-term side effects such as skin irritation, fatigue, and inflammation of the esophagus can occur. Long-term side effects including radiation pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis, and secondary cancers should be discussed with your radiation oncologist.
Unfortunately, for too many people lung cancer spreads to other parts of the body. What are the most common sites of lung cancer metastases and what are common symptoms?
Chemotherapy side effects are one of the most feared parts of cancer treatment. What are some of the more common side effects?
What are the differences between cancer cells vs normal cells? From appearance to growth behavior to immortality, this article discusses some of those differences.
If you’ve been told that you have a lung mass, you probably feel confused and frightened. What might be the causes of a lung mass, and what can you expect in the days ahead?
Benign vs malignant is a question many people lose sleep over if they’ve found that they have a tumor. What are the similarities, and what are the differences, between these two types of tumors?
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 can you prepare for lung cancer surgery? What should you do before the big day to make it as successful as possible?
Are you wondering what a normal respiratory rate is? This is an important question to ask, as an abnormal rate can be a sign of serious illness.
What type of lung cancer doctors will help to manage your care if you've been diagnosed with lung cancer?