Lung cancer

  • Lung cancer Jun 24

    Major Progress Made in Fight Against Lung Cancer With More FDA-Approved Treatments

    In less than two months, the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved seven new treatments for lung cancer, making major progress in the fight against the deadly disease. “We see patients living longer than I ever dreamed they would have when I started, and living well,” said Dr. Jyoti Patel, a thoracic oncologist and associate vice chair for…

  • Lung cancer Jun 24

    Major Progress Made in Fight Against Lung Cancer With More FDA-Approved Treatments

    In less than two months, the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved seven new treatments for lung cancer, making major progress in the fight against the deadly disease. NBC 5’s Lauren Petty reports.

  • coronavirus illinois May 14

    Chicago Woman Defeats Both Lung Cancer and Coronavirus

    A Chicago woman who overcame both lung cancer and the novel coronavirus hopes a drug, that she said helped her recover, will help others. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup reports.

  • rush limbaugh Feb 4

    Rush Limbaugh Says He's Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh says he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

  • Chancellor Nov 13, 2019

    Woman and Dog Fight Cancer Together

    A Florida Woman, Tracy Jackson, and her dog, Chancellor, battle cancer and support each other during their most difficult times.

  • facebook Nov 6, 2019

    High School Football Player Prays With Rival Whose Mom Has Cancer

    A hard-fought Texas high school football game took a backseat to the realities of life when opponents Gage Smith and Ty Jordan came together for an emotional prayer after the final whistle last week. Smith asked Jordan if the two friends could say a prayer together for Jordan’s mother, Tiffany Jordan, 42, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer....

  • Professor Oct 8, 2019

    Researchers Find E-Cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer

    E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to conclude that vaping is likely “very harmful” to humans as well. “It’s foreseeable that if you smoke e-cigarettes, all kinds of disease comes out” over time, Moon-Shong Tang, the study’s lead researcher, said in an interview. “Long term,...

  • Donald Trump Sep 4, 2019

    Ginsburg: Work on Court ‘Saved Me' During Cancer Treatment

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday night that her work on the bench saved her during her cancer treatments, as the judge was given a rock-star reception in the home state of the president who nominated her to the nation’s highest court. Ginsburg told a packed arena that she was “feeling very good tonight,” following the 86-year-old’s disclosure...

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2019

    Justice Ginsburg Reports She's ‘Very Well' Following Cancer

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Saturday she’s “alive” and on her way to being “very well” following radiation treatment for cancer. Ginsburg, 86, made the comments at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington. The event came a little over a week after Ginsburg disclosed that she had completed three weeks of outpatient radiation therapy for...

  • Cancer Aug 24, 2019

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Tumor on Pancreas

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, according to the Supreme Court. It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer over the last two decades and follows lung cancer surgery in December that...

  • director May 28, 2019

    Study Suggests E-Cigarette Flavorings May Pose Heart Risk

    E-cigarettes aren’t considered as risky as regular cigarettes, but researchers have found a clue that their flavorings may be bad for the heart. Longtime smokers who can’t kick the addiction sometimes switch to e-cigarettes, in hopes of avoiding the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. But cigarette smoking doesn’t just cause lung cancer. It’s a leading cause of heart attacks, too,...

  • United States Jan 9, 2019

    US Cancer Death Rate Hits Major Milestone: 25 Years of Decline

    The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say. But it’s not all good news. Obesity-related cancer deaths are rising, and prostate cancer deaths are...

  • United States Jan 9, 2019

    US Cancer Death Continues Decline

    A recent report from the American Cancer Society spotlighted a continued decline in the cancer death rate in the United States.

  • New York Jul 13, 2018

    Jury Awards $4.7 Billion in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuit

    A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder. The jury announced the $4.14 billion award in punitive damages shortly after...

  • California May 25, 2018

    Jury Recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuit

    A California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company’s talc-based baby powder. Jurors in Los Angeles recommended $4 million in punitive damages Thursday after finding the company acted with malice, oppression or fraud. A day earlier, the panel called for $21.7...

  • breast cancer Mar 15, 2018

    Doctors Try Glowing Dyes to Find Hidden Cancers

    It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient’s chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung. They were hidden cancers revealed by fluorescent dye, an advance that soon may transform how hundreds of thousands of operations are done each year....

  • NBC Nov 17, 2017

    Millions of Kids May Lose Health Insurance Over Missed Deadline by Congress

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program covers annual check-ups and more medical procedures for nearly 9 million kids in low-income families, but congressional bickering is putting it at risk, NBC News reported. The program has enjoyed bipartisan support since it was created in 1997, but legislators have let this year’s reauthorization deadline pass in the debate over repealing and replacing the...

  • King Sep 13, 2017

    Larry King Says He Was Operated on for Lung Cancer

    Veteran broadcaster Larry King says he battled lung cancer this summer but appears to have the disease at bay. The former CNN host, who is 83, told Us Weekly that a spot on his lung was noticed this summer during a routine check-up. He said he had surgery in July. The tumor was malignant but King said it was found...

  • Northwestern University Jul 21, 2017

    Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Turned Dark in Trials for New Immune Drugs

    Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side effects. A Spanish study suggests that may include restoring hair pigment, at least...

  • California Apr 26, 2017

    Blood Tests Track Lung Cancer Gene Changes, Aiding Treatment

    Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could,...

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