Signs of Lung Cancer

Radon, the silent killer, found in Fenton home

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:52
According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), radon is a Class A carcinogen, which means it is known to cause cancer in humans. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, and results in approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each ...

Experts find people are unaware of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:03
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas commonly emitted from rocks and soil in the ground. Scientists and health experts have linked it as the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, yet most people don't know what radon is. Activists and experts are trying to change that ...

Merck's Keytruda Extends Lung Cancer Survival in Combination Trial

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:18
Early results from a key study have shown that a cocktail of Merck's blockbuster drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and two chemotherapy agents helped lung cancer patients live longer and stopped the disease from advancing, according to a recent Reuters report. The results cement Merck's position as a ...

FDA Expands Gilotrif Indication for Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:07
The FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for afatinib (Gilotrif, Boehringer Ingelheim) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have nonresistant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations as detected by ...

Dr. David Samadi Fights Common Cancers Impacting Men Today

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:37
The good news is that yearly incidents of this cancer have dropped significantly since 1990, and more than 95 percent of men diagnosed will live for at least five years with proper treatment. Men are also at high risk of developing penile, testicular, bladder, breast and lung cancer. If you're a man or you ...

New year, new start: 30-year-old personal trainer Vicky Veness kicks cancer into touch

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:52
The year brought her a devastating lung cancer diagnosis and at stage four, it spread from her lungs to her pelvis and hips. The news came out of the blue to the 30-year-old marathon runner, non-smoker and healthy eater and she faced gruelling rounds of treatment to battle and against the odds.

Radon's Link To Lung Cancer Can Be A Concern In Cortland County

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:56
“Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. For smokers and non-smokers, it's dangerous. The higher the level, the more danger, and how long a person has been in contact with that radon gas.” Radon is found in rocks and dirt and can accumulate in your home through cracks ...

Patient Voices: Lung Cancer

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 09:37
In December 2006, she was declared cancer-free. Over the past two years, Ms. Gatschet has maintained a rigorous screening schedule to check for a cancer recurrence. There have been a few scares, but so far she has had no signs of recurrence. Many people don't realize that lung cancer is the most ...

Merck shares jump after combination trial shows Keytruda extends lung cancer survival

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 08:48
A cocktail of Merck's blockbuster drug Keytruda and two chemotherapy medicines helped lung cancer patients live longer and stopped the disease from advancing, early results from a key study showed on Tuesday. Merck's shares rose 7 percent to $62.77 after data from the late-stage study. The results ...

Keytruda Combo Extends Lung Cancer Survival: Trial

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:56
Merck & Co Inc's blockbuster drug Keytruda in combination with two chemotherapy drugs was successful as a first line treatment for lung cancer, results from a key late-stage study showed on Tuesday. The U.S. drugmaker's shares rose 2.7 percent to $60.25 in premarket trading. The results present a ...

FDA approves new indication for Gilotrif® in EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:56
16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Gilotrif® (afatinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors ...

Brown- Nicollet County Environmental Health offers free radon testing

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 07:00
PETER — It's the best time of year to test homes for radon gas to make sure homeowners aren't exposed to the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Homeowners can pick up free radon test kits from Nicollet County Health and Human Service Building this month — National Radon Action ...

5 unusual signs of lung cancer you must be aware of!

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:45
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 7.6 million deaths globally each year are caused by cancer and data shows that lung cancer is by far the number one cancer killer. You might know that a chronic cough (a recurrent cough that persists for months, or even years) is a classic sign of lung ...

Six things to know about radon

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:56
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, it gives off radioactive particles that can damage the cells that line the lung when inhaled. 2. Radon is a killer. Often referred for as an "invisible killer," radon is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer ...

Greenwich offers reduced-price radon testing

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:33
GREENWICH — After a stretch of bitterly cold temperatures, the Greenwich Health Department is calling attention to another potential crisis, that of radon in the home. Radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking and is the leading cause of lung cancer ...

Greenwich offers reduced-price radon testing

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:33
Radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking and is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is both invisible and odorless and is present at elevated levels in close to one out of every five homes in ...

PART1 expression associated with poor prognosis in lung cancer

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:00
A preliminary study has established the prognostic value of prostate androgen regulated transcript 1 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lung cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the USA. NSCLC is the most common type of lung carcinoma, while 20% of ...

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction's 2018 Campaign “The Radon Medical Battle: The Fight ...

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:52
Health care advocates stress that Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and that there is urgency to making this deadly disease a national priority. Along with that message, there will be strong emphasis on educating people about the “second” leading cause … radon. They promote the ...

Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction's 2018 Campaign "The Radon Medical Battle: The Fight ...

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:56
The first 2018 issue of CR3 News Magazine will feature a strong emphasis on the medical arena, showcasing lung cancer, radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer and the medical community's involvement in joining the fight to bring about awareness. Additional stories will cover lung cancer ...

UK cancer patient records handed to US firm working for tobacco industry giants

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:37
The data is understood to have been taken from NHS records without the consent of any of the cancer sufferers or their families. Public Health England (PHE) gave the anonymised data, covering 179,040 lung tumours diagnosed between 2009 and 2013, to a commercial firm called William E. Wecker ...

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