Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) has many lung disorders that fall under that term. One of them Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), is the most common of these disorders. Asbestosis is diffuse pulmonary fibrosis resulting in a slowly progressing disease that can take from 15 to 40 years after exposure to be encountered physical symptoms. And while in most developing countries it has been banned, the exposure-related diagnoses are still being cared for.
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic disease. The clinical management and treatment of this fatal disease are challenging for various reasons. And although antifibrotic therapies exist, doctors are still unable to tell which patient will benefit from individual treatments.
A low-dose CT Scan, screening, which is not recommended for everyone, awareness and lung cancer screening coverage are four crucial topics that everyone need to know about lung cancer. This story is reported by the American Lung Cancer Association.
Exercise options for those with lung diseases such as COPD, asthma or lung cancer include tai chi and yoga.
Compassion is in short supply in our society these days. Several days ago I asked the members of Lung Cancer Awareness group on Facebook to share stories of compassion to share with eMaxHealth readers. One of the members named Tanya Cohoon shared this uplifting and inspiring episode form her life that happened few weeks ago.
Merck Combination Drug Approved by FDA Expected to Prolong Survival in Lung Cancer – Is the Biologic Keytruda the Missing Link?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new combination drug therapy after cohort studies found the addition of immunotherapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to standard chemotherapy treatments of pemetrexed and carboplatin for patients with metastatic or advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) sped up response time to treatment and halted cancer progression over use of chemotherapy alone.
There seems to be the belief among many e-cigarette smokers that they are not at an increased risk for cancer as are people who smoke regular cigarettes. However researchers say that in e-cigarettes operating at high power cancer causing benzene is present.
Once there is a suspicion of lung cancer, the next step is usually a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. This is a common test, but does not come without risk. Scientists may have found a less invasive way to confirm lung cancer.
Statin drugs are typically used to lower cholesterol, but could they be part of the treatment of cancer as well?
Currently lung cancer screening rates are low, according to the latest research. Why? And should you schedule a screening today?
Yale researchers say that "dripping" has been tried by about 25 percent of teen e-cigarette users and this can have terrible health consequences. Teens like everyone else are much better off getting natural highs from fresh air in nature.
The FDA has dropped a warning from Pfizer's Chantix's label that warned consumers that the anti-smoking pill could cause psychosis.
One reason cancer is so terrifying is that the disease travels. Whether starting in the bone, on the skin, or anywhere else, when a tumor grows large enough it sends out cells to become new tumors in far reaches of the body. Nearly 90 percent of cancer deaths result from this process - metastasis - where tumors spread into new organs.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the accelerated approval of Merck's drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in patients whose tumors have progressed after other treatments and express PD-L1.
With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the disease accounting for $12.1 billion of total cancer care costs and $36.1 billion in lost productivity, according to the most recent estimates, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014’s Best & Worst States at Combating the High Cost of Lung Cancer.
In an animal study Chili Pepper slowed aggressive lung cancer tumor growth, reports AICR today. Although this was observed in an animal study, still it's a good news that may open new avenues for lung cancer treatment.