December 13, 2018
You Have a Lung Nodule—Now What?
Finding out that you have a lung nodule can be scary. Many people think ‘cancer’ right away even though nodules can be caused by a variety of things that aren’t cancer. Alan Haber, MD, FCCP, Chief of the Section of Pulmonary, and Christopher Manley, MD,... read more
November 7, 2018
Estrogen and Lung Cancer: Researchers discover a new link
Here’s a shocking statistic: In the United States, about 20% of women and 10% of men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. It’s true that smoking remains the number one cause of lung cancer. But, because people who’ve never smoked now make up such... read more
September 20, 2018
The Battle Against Lung Cancer Has a New Weapon: Immunotherapy.
By harnessing the patient’s own immune system to counterattack lung cancer cells, immunotherapy medications are a revolutionary new approach to treating this disease. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. and by far the leading cause of... read more
August 10, 2018
Lung Cancer in People Who Have Never Smoked
With fewer people smoking in the US, why are lung cancer rates among people who have never smoked on the rise? “While it is true that smoking tobacco is the top risk factor for lung cancer, a substantial number of people receive a diagnosis despite having... read more
July 27, 2018
Lung Cancer Screening: From Making an Appointment to Getting Results
This is the unfortunate truth about lung cancer: It usually doesn’t cause symptoms until it is already advanced and is difficult to treat. That’s a key reason why lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Through screening,... read more
July 26, 2018
The Important Role Tumor Boards Play in Cancer Care
When it comes to cancer care, looking at a patient’s case from different perspectives is an essential part of deciding the best treatment approach. That’s why tumor boards are so crucial. These meetings provide a huge benefit to patients, though it’s a... read more