Battling a Rare, Genetic Lung Cancer (Video)

We often associate lung cancer with tobacco, but 25-year-old Matthew Hiznay is a lung cancer patient who never smoked a cigarette. He is battling a rare form of genetic lung cancer for the second time in less than two years. When Hiznay was about to begin his second year of medical school at the University … Read More

Defeating Lung Cancer With Early Detection

Lung cancer kills more people in the United States than breast, prostate, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers combined. Unfortunately, most people who develop lung cancer do not develop symptoms until it has become more advanced. The result is late diagnosis, where treatment can be effective, but rarely curative. However, there is good news: if found early in … Read More

10 Lung Cancer Facts

It’s hard to believe, but lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. 10 important lung cancer facts Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women … Read More

November: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that besides smoking, there are other risk factors for lung cancer? In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve put together prevention, risk and treatment information to help you and your family. Explore Health Hub The Smell Test: Sniffing Out CancerTake a Lifelong Break from TobaccoWhat to Know About Lung DisordersBe Smart, Be Safe, … Read More

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Tips on Eating Right With Cancer

Proper nutrition plays an important role in reducing your risk of developing cancer and in helping your body battle the disease after a cancer diagnosis. In fact, protein and calorie malnutrition is the most common secondary diagnosis in cancer patients. A cancer-prevention diet includes fresh vegetables, fruits and lean sources of protein. Many experts say this … Read More

Get Moving to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Not only is physical activity good for your general health and well-being, but it also can reduce your risk of cancer, according to many studies. So if being active decreases your cancer risk, will being inactive increase your risk? A new field of research into sedentary behavior is offering some compelling evidence. A recent study … Read More

The Smell Test: Sniffing Out Cancer

With their amazing sense of smell, some dogs can sniff out disease in a person’s breath. Researchers at Cleveland Clinic are working with a machine that does the same — minus the sloppy dog kisses. Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, a physician and researcher in the Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute, and his team use a machine … Read More

Steer Clear of Secondhand Smoke

Think it’s okay to put up with a few hours of someone else’s smoking? Believe us, there is no rule in etiquette books that says you should politely ignore your friend’s cigarette fumes. If anything, it’s their manners — and your health — that are at stake. According to Michael F. Roizen, MD, chief wellness … Read More

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What to Know About Lung Disorders

Ask anyone what they know about their lungs and you’ll likely get an answer involving the need to breathe. It’s true that the lungs are essential to delivering oxygen to the bloodstream — and, thus, the cells of the body — and removing gases such as carbon dioxide. However, most people probably don’t realize the … Read More