4 Lung Cancer Treatment Options, Explained By Doctors

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s important to remember that, no matter what stage the disease is in, there are treatments that can help. ...

These 3 Women Were Each Diagnosed With Advanced Lung Cancer—Even Though They Never Smoked

Long before vaping became trendy, the best way to get a nicotine fix was (and often still is) by smoking cigarettes. While older generations might have feigned ignorance about the dangers or been straight-up misled by tobacco manufactures and even physicians, anyone who grew up after 1990 was well-acquainted with the risks and made...

The Strange 'Velvety' Appearance of This Woman's Palms Was Actually a Sign of Lung Cancer

It's hard to understand how or why cancer in one part of the body can have effects on an entirely different part of the body—but that's exactly what happened to one woman who, after noticing her palms looked odd, was eventually diagnosed with lung cancer. ...

The Lung Cancer Symptoms You Need to Know, Even If You've Never Smoked

Ashley Rivas was 26 when she noticed she was getting tired earlier than usual on her runs. Over the next few years, the X-ray technician from Albuquerque, New Mexico, developed a persistent cough and wheezing, which her doctors attributed to exercise-induced asthma. She had other symptoms, too: weight loss, fever, and several bouts of pneumonia. Still, when Rivas finally...

This 30-Year-Old Personal Trainer Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer. You Wouldn't Know It by Looking at Her

By many measures, Vicky Veness is the picture of health. The 30-year-old personal trainer from the UK describes herself as a healthy eater, a runner, and a non-smoker. You wouldn't know anything was wrong from the smiling photo she posted of herself on Facebook last week. ...

This Woman Posted a Photo of Her Curved Nail on Facebook—and Had 'No Idea' It Was a Sign of Cancer

Most people know to schedule an appointment with their doctor ASAP if they feel a strange lump on their breast or neck. But signs of cancer can be less obvious, too—some, like a pimple that doesn't go away, a hoarse voice, or a "foreign body sensation" in your throat, can seem completely random. Another...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Just Had a Lung Cancer Scare—and Now She's Missing Court

In case you missed it, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove two cancerous growths on her left lung last month. Today, the 85-year-old is missing arguments for the first time in more than two decades as she continues to recover at home. With our beloved RBG MIA, we can’t help...

Why This Dad Called Himself an 'Idiot' in His Own Obituary

We all make decisions that we deem not the smartest every now and then. But one man says he made the ultimate stupid decision that cost him his life. Since he's not here to tell the tale, he let his obituary do the talking. ...

Viral Video Shows the Horrifying Result of Smoking a Pack a Day for 20 Years

We’ve all been told over and over that smoking is bad for us. And the public campaigns have worked: the CDC says the rate of adult cigarette smokers in the US went down from just shy of 21% in 2005 to 14% 12 years later in 2017. ...

The Stages of Lung Cancer, Explained

Lung cancer is a serious disease with sobering statistics: It’s the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the US, according to the American Lung Association, and more than half of lung cancer patients die within one year of being diagnosed. ...

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