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What to expect from a bronchoscopy

What to expect from a bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, including the bronchi, which are the main pathways into the lungs. During a bronchoscopy, a doctor inserts a thin tube containing a light and camera into the lungs through the nose or mouth. The doctor can use the findings […]

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Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Atelectasis is a partial or total collapse of one or both of the lungs. It occurs when tiny air sacs in the lungs known as alveoli deflate. Bibasilar atelectasis is the collapse of the lowest lobes in both lungs. Bibasilar atelectasis can cause severe complications if left untreated. How doctors deal with it will vary […]

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Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called “quantum dots,” are 400 times thinner than a human hair, and producing them from tea leaves is safe and non-toxic. Tea leaves may be key to stopping lung cancer from advancing. More and […]

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Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

Lung cancer is one of the most common in the United States and treating it is incredibly challenging. A new study investigates how the immune response to tumor cells may be tweaked to improve survival rates. A new study delves into the immune response to lung cancer. Affecting both men and women, lung cancer accounts […]

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New protein may help to catch lung cancer early

New protein may help to catch lung cancer early

Researchers may have found a biomarker for lung cancer, which could soon enable healthcare professionals to detect the disease while it is still in stage 1. Physicians may soon be able to detect lung cancer before the tumor has spread, suggests a new study. Lung cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer in […]

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Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Some cancers — particularly lung cancer — are often detected incidentally, after unrelated medical exams. In many cases, it is difficult to tell the malign from benign tumors, except by using invasive methods such as a biopsy. However, one blood test that can rule out cancer may be the game-changer that we require. One simple […]

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Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

A new study suggests that combining chemotherapy with a drug that boosts the immune system may help individuals who have a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer to live longer without the disease progressing. Chemotherapy combined with pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug, boosted survival among certain lung cancer patients. The new phase III clinical trial demonstrated […]

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Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the molecular survival kit of lung tumors. Understanding how lung tumors survive and grow leads to an innovative new treatment. Lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, […]

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New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Research gives a deeper insight into the molecular changes associated with cancer. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. […]

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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

New research has revealed the chameleonic abilities of lung cancer cells: by adopting the traits of cells from other major organs, lung cancer cells may escape chemotherapy. The findings open up paths for more targeted therapies. Cancer cells (shown here with lymphocytes) may have the ability to change their appearance and behavior to escape treatment. […]