New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients with FDA Approval of Gefitinib

In July 15, the U. S. Food and Drug (FDA) Administration approved IRESSA (gefitinib) for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors harbor specific types of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations with an exon 19 deletion or exon 21 (L858R) substitution. The approval is based on […]

Lung Cancer Treatment: New Drug Shows Incredible Result

A new drug has given lung cancer patients an extra year of life, according to results from previous medicine. There are 200,000 people having diseased with lung cancer this year and almost 160,000 people will die from lung cancer. But now we do not need to worry because a new drug has developed that is […]

Diagnoses of Lung Cancer Goes Down But Death Rate Remain High

If lung cancer is diagnosed at a first stage, there is a possibility of a cure. Nowadays, the diagnoses of lung cancer are expected to turn down, but death rates are increasing day by day according to specialist. Experts declaring that generations-long anti-smoking campaigns are starting to take effect. Lung cancer mortality rate is expected […]

Tobacco Is More Dangerous Than Smoke For Lung Cancer Patient

There is no doubt that tobacco is more harmful than smoke because tobacco contains many strong chemicals.  Using even a little tobacco smoke can be harmful for lung cancer patients. Approximately 250 harmful chemicals in tobacco, at least 69 can cause cancer. Cancer-causing chemicals are: Acetaldehyde, Aromatic amines, Arsenic, Benzene, Benzo[α]pyrene, Beryllium, 1, 3-Butadiene, Cadmium, […]

Myths and Facts of Lung Cancer Risks

There are lot of Myths and Facts of lung Cancer Risks. Facts that can’t be ignored is the reality that smoking causes lung cancer, and lung cancer dies more people than any other type of cancer. The myth is the traditional story of Lung Cancer Risks that smokers are the only ones at risk.  Followings […]

Pollution Is the Cause of Lung Cancer in Indian Females

Among Indian females lung cancer increases rapidly from past few years and it is not by smoking cigarette or chewing tobacco, but due to environmental pollution. In Environmental Performance Index (EPI)-2014 India decreases by 32 levels and reach 155 ranking and capital Delhi got world’s most polluted city dubious tag. Everyone knows that pollution is […]