Featured Lung Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Lung Cancer Articles
Lung cancer is a disease in which uncontrolled abnormal cell growth begins in the lungs. This eMedTV article offers an overview of lung cancer, including information about causes, types, and symptoms of the disease.
Asbestos is a group of minerals used in insulation and other materials (such as brake shoes). As this eMedTV article explains, frequent exposure to it can cause health problems, such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
Radon is a radioactive gas that usually exists at low levels outdoors. This eMedTV article discusses the increased risk of lung cancer that is associated with long-term exposure to high levels of radon, especially when combined with cigarette smoke.
Lung Cancer Symptoms
Loss of appetite, fatigue, and a cough that doesn't go away are some of the symptoms of lung cancer. This eMedTV resource takes a look at lung cancer symptoms and explains how not everyone with the disease will have symptoms at the time of diagnosis.
Lung Cancer Treatment
Types of treatment for lung cancer can include surgery, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and radiation therapy. This eMedTV segment discusses various aspects of lung cancer treatment, including second opinions, side effects, and nutrition.
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Small cell lung cancer is a general type of lung cancer that grows and spreads quickly. This eMedTV article defines the three different types, lists possible symptoms of the disease, and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Symptoms of lung cancer may range from coughing up blood to weight loss. This eMedTV Web page looks at common symptoms of lung cancer, such as constant chest pain, a cough that doesn't go away, and fatigue.
Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer
As explained in this eMedTV article, early symptoms of lung cancer do not always develop. In fact, about a quarter of the people with the disease exhibit no early symptoms -- including some people with advanced cases of lung cancer.
If you have an advanced case of non-small cell lung cancer, you may benefit from Tarceva. This eMedTV segment gives a complete overview of this cancer medication, with details on what else it is used for, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Causes of Lung Cancer
The most common causes of lung cancer are linked to tobacco smoke, pollution, and lung diseases. This part of the eMedTV archives describes various causes of this disease and offers information on the latest research on cancer causes.
Doxorubicin may be prescribed to treat various types of cancer, including breast cancer and lung cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this medication, noting its effects, the types of cancer it can treat, and some precautions and warnings.
Gemcitabine is a prescription drug that is approved for treating several types of cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses how the medication works, lists potential side effects, and offers information on how to receive the injection.
Paclitaxel is a medicine prescribed for treating lung cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV resource describes paclitaxel uses in more detail, explains how the medication works, and offers general dosing information.
What Is Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is a condition in which uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells begins in lung tissue. This eMedTV article explains this disease in detail, providing information about causes, types, stages, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Treatments for Lung Cancer
Examples of lung cancer treatment include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and photodynamic therapy. This eMedTV Web page describes these treatments in detail, including information about possible side effects and follow-up care.
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is the more common of the two general types of lung cancer. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the specific forms of the non-small cell type and provides information about tests used to diagnose the disease.
Lung Cancer Statistics
As this eMedTV article explains, in 2002, 90,121 men and 67,509 women died from lung cancer in the United States. This resource provides lung cancer statistics on death rates, race and ethnicity, and comparisons to other leading causes of death.
A pneumonectomy is a surgery that removes lung, generally because it contains cancer. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains lung cancer, how to prepare for the surgery, what happens during it, and the possible complications that can occur.
Alimta is a type of chemotherapy used to treat mesothelioma and non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this medication, including how it is administered, possible side effects, safety precautions, and more.
Alternative Lung Cancer Treatment
Some people find alternative lung cancer treatment to be helpful in reducing side effects and symptoms. This eMedTV Web page looks at these options, such acupuncture and herbal products, and offers a list of questions to ask about such treatment.