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Lung Cancer Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Lung Cancer

  1. FAQ: Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement

    Stage IV lung cancer with ALK rearrangement is a serious condition. There’s no cure, but medications can slow down your disease and help you feel better.

  2. Stage IV Lung Cancer With ALK Rearrangement

    Causes, symptoms, and treatment of stage IV lung cancer with ALK rearrangement.

  3. Advanced Lung Cancer

    What to expect if you have advanced lung cancer.

  4. Lung Cancer Pain

    WebMD provides links to more information on lung cancer pain.

  5. Lung Cancer Diagnosis

    WebMD explains symptoms of lung cancer and how the disease is diagnosed.

  6. Lung Cancer Clinical Trials

    Should you participate in a clinical trial for your lung cancer? Find out what's involved and also resources for finding studies.

  7. Causes of Lung Cancer

    WebMD explains the causes of lung cancer in smokers and nonsmokers.

  8. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

    Non-small-cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. It's serious, but treatment can sometimes cure it or stop it from getting worse.

  9. Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

    A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.Limited-Stage Small Cell Lung CancerTreatment of limited-stage small cell lung cancer may include the following:Combination chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the chest. Radiation therapy to the brain may later be given to patients with complete responses.Combination chemotherapy alone for patients who cannot be given radiation therapy.Surgery followed by chemotherapy.Surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy.Radiation therapy to the brain may be given to patients who have had a complete response, to prevent the spread of cancer to the brain.Clinical trials of new chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation treatments.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with

  10. Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Description of the Evidence

    BackgroundIncidence and mortalityLung cancer is the most commonly occurring noncutaneous cancer in men and women combined in the United States and is the leading cause of cancer deaths. In 2013 alone, it is estimated that there will be 228,190 new cases diagnosed, and 72,220 women and 87,260 men will die from this disease. The lung cancer death rate rose rapidly over several decades in both sexes, with a persistent decline for men commencing in 1991. From 2005 to 2009, death rates decreased by 2.8% per year in men and by 1.0% per year in women.[1]Risk factorsTobacco use, second hand smoke, and other risk factorsThe most important risk factor for lung cancer (as for many other cancers) is tobacco use.[2,3] Cigarette smoking has been definitively established by epidemiologic and preclinical animal experimental data as the primary cause of lung cancer. This causative link has been widely recognized since the 1960s, when national reports in Great Britain and the United

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