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  • Please Pray for a Young Mother

    06/21/2016 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 45 replies
    self | 21 JUNE 2016 | Bigg Redd
    Asking for prayers for someone whom I have never met. One of my sons works with Jen, who recently learned that she has bone cancer in one leg and cancer in one of her lungs. Prayers requested also for this woman's husband Phil, a marine, and for her 2 small children.
  • Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer

    04/26/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks By John Stossel Published April 20, 2016 I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • Study: Bagels linked to increased risk of lung cancer (U of TX)

    03/09/2016 1:39:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 256 replies
    This will make you stop spreading the cream cheese and toss that bagel away. A study says the carbs in bagels can raise your risk for lung cancer. The University of Texas study says high glycemic diets raise the risk of lung cancer by 49 percent, even for people who never smoked. …
  • Cuba Will Save The World: The Cuban Medicine Has Released First World Vaccine Against Lung Cancer

    12/10/2015 5:20:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pretty big news comes from the island nation known for the quality of its cigars.This news is already making big noise in the western medical world. Xinhua reports that Cuban medical authorities have released the first therapeutic vaccine for lung cancer. In Cuba, 20,000 people die each year of lung cancer.It is the leading cause of death in 12 of the 15 Cuban provinces. CimaVax-EGF is the result of a 25-year research project at Havana's Center for Molecular Immunology, and it could make a life or death difference for those facing late-stage lung cancers, researchers there say. CimaVax-EGF isn't a...
  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...
  • Buddy Baker passes away

    08/10/2015 4:54:52 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 25 replies
    Fox sports ^ | 08/10/2015 | Fox Sports
    On Monday Morning, Buddy Bakers death apwas announced by Sirius XM NASCAR
  • Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind state smoking age bill

    06/19/2015 8:37:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2015 10:48 PM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    Hawaii’s governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21. The measure aims to prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic cigarettes. Gov. David Ige signed it into law Friday. Dozens of local governments have similar bans, including Hawaii County and New York City. “Raising the minimum age as part of our comprehensive tobacco control efforts will help reduce tobacco use among our youth and increase the likelihood that our keiki will grow up tobacco-free,” said Ige, using the Hawaiian word for children. In Hawaii, 86...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

    02/25/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · by Wolfie · 109 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb. 23, 2015
    Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal Scientific Reports. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Previous studies consistently ranked marijuana as the safest recreational drug, but it was not known that the discrepancy was this large. The researchers determined the mortality risk by comparing a lethal dose of each substance with the amount typically used. Not only was...
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • More Proof That Congress Is a Criminal Enterprise Operation

    01/05/2015 3:48:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Investment Watchdog ^ | 1/4/2015 | David Hodges
    It is not a news flash that Congress is corrupt. Their 9% approval rating is symbolic of how this criminal enterprise body is perceived by the American people. Can you actually believe that Representative John Boehner admits that bribery of members of Congress is standard operational procedure. Further, Boehner admits that this is a long-standing practice. “When the House minority leader was questioned about taking bribes from tobacco lobbyists in June of 1995 in exchange for taxpayer subsidies, and then redistributing them to other congressional members on the House floor, Boehner said, “They [the lobbyists] asked me to give out...
  • How a Heart Attack Saved my Life

    08/07/2014 1:12:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, July 29, 2014 | By: Jenny Hudson
    SYLVIA GREEN's health scare turned out to be a blessing in disguise when it revealed she had lung cancer that would have otherwise remained hiddenWhen Sylvia Green was rushed into hospital with severe chest pains she could not have imagined what lay ahead. The 75-year-old had suffered a heart attack and had to spend her wedding anniversary and Christmas in hospital. However the heart attack and subsequent tests would turn out to be a blessing in disguise, revealing Sylvia had cancer which would otherwise have remained hidden. “I had a chest X-ray and the doctor said, ‘We have found a...
  • Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

    05/14/2014 5:33:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2014 5:21 PM EDT
    Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates. It would cost Medicare $2 billion a year to follow recent advice to offer these lung scans—and fuel angst about rising health costs that are borne by everyone, not just smokers, the study found. […] Lung cancer is the world’s top cancer killer, mainly because it’s usually found too late for treatment to do much good. Most deaths involve Medicare-age people, and most are due to smoking....
  • New clinical trials underway for advanced lung cancer patients

    04/19/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    PBS NEWSHOUR ^ | April 19, 2014 | Interrogatory
    HARI SREENIVASAN: Another medical story that caught our attention this week. Word of what’s described as a pioneering clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer. What’s novel is not necessarily the drugs being used, but how many and how they’re being targeted. Dr. Mark Kris, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, joins us. So what are they doing in the U.K. with this clinical trial? What’s so interesting about it? DR. MARK KRIS: They are taking a discovery that was made here almost ten years ago now where specific genes are damaged in lung tumors. And the...
  • Cancer’s Ray of Hope

    01/25/2014 11:58:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | January 25, 2014 | Noel Sheppard
    By now you might have heard I was diagnosed with cancer a few days ago. Our dear friends at Twitchy, my buddy Andrew Klavan, and the Daily Caller’s Betsy Rothstein have the blow-by-blow of my first trip to the hospital, my eventual admittance, and the astonishing number of prayers that have come in for me from around the country and the world. To say the attention was unimaginable is an understatement of epic proportions. So let me just begin with: THANK YOU! People should next know that this disease came completely out of the blue. I had no symptoms other...
  • Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all (qualify)

    12/31/2013 8:21:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 31, 2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON -- Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even as they stressed that the tests aren't for everyone. The long-anticipated decision by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says these CT scans of the lungs should be offered only to people at especially high risk: those who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an equivalent amount, such as two packs a day for 15 years — and who are...
  • [Rep. Carolyn] McCarthy diagnosed with lung cancer

    06/03/2013 6:06:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2013
    Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) said Monday that she had been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer, and would soon begin treatment for the disease.
  • FDA approves genetic test for lung cancer drug

    05/14/2013 1:33:18 PM PDT · by oxcart · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | None Cited
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration says it approved a genetic test from Roche to help doctors identify patients who can benefit from a lung cancer drug made by Genentech. The diagnostic test is the first approved to detect genetic mutations found in roughly 10 percent of patients with the most prevalent form of lung cancer, known as non-small cell lung cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutation are more likely to respond to Genentech's drug Tarceva as a first-choice treatment, and the FDA expanded the drug's approval for that use in an announcement Tuesday. The drug...
  • IBM Watson providing superior cancer treatment plans

    02/09/2013 5:13:56 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Brian Wang
    The IBM Watson system gained fame by beating human contestants on the television quiz show Jeopardy! almost two years ago. Since that time, Watson has evolved from a first-of-a-kind status, to a commercial cognitive computing system gaining a 240 percent improvement in system performance, and a reduction in the system’s physical requirements by 75 percent and can now be run on a single Power 750 server. IBM Watson trained in medicine to leverage 1.5 million patient records and 2 million pages of cancer research IBM Watson has ingested more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text...
  • Oregon Offers to Pay to Kill, but Not to Treat Cancer Patient

    08/28/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 06.04.08 | Tim Waggoner
    Lung cancer patient, Barbara Wagner, was recently notified that her oncologist-prescribed medication that would slow the growth of cancer would not be covered by the Oregon Health Plan; the plan, however, she was informed, would cover doctor-assisted suicide should she wish to kill herself. "Treatment of advanced cancer that is meant to prolong life, or change the course of this disease, is not a covered benefit of the Oregon Health Plan," read the letter notifying Wagner of the health plan’s decision. Wagner says she was shocked by the decision. "To say to someone, we’ll pay for you to die, but...
  • Gallup: Smoking rate in U.S. falls, ties all-time low

    08/22/2012 7:54:22 PM PDT · by Drango · 49 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 8/22/12 | Rachel Lowry
    PRINCETON, N.J. — The number of Americans who smoke has fallen to 20 percent, tying the all-time low first recorded in 2009, according to a new poll by Gallup. The decline is sharpest among young adults, a signal the overall rate may continue to fall after years of plateauing. "This is all very good news," said Randall Burt, professor of medicine at the University of Utah and senior director of prevention and outreach and clinical services at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. "Ultimately, less smoking will result in fewer cancer deaths, as well as a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and...
  • life expectency

    09/29/2011 6:18:53 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 46 replies
    As many of you know, my mom passed away recently. She died of lung cancer. It really frustrates me when I see tv hosts and all of the public service messages about breast cancer and prostate cancer, but never lung cancer. I think it has to do with a stigma against smokers. yea my mom smoked, but some didn't and still got sick. A nurse told me that some people just don't live as long as others and its not as uncommon as some people think. It seemed so wrong because she was in her 40s. I really wonder if...
  • Milk thistle stops lung cancer in mice

    11/15/2011 1:03:55 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    Colorado Cancer Blogs ^ | November 15, 2011 | Garth Sundem
    Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis. Though the natural extract has been used for more than 2,000 years, mostly to treat disorders of the liver and gallbladder, this is one of the first carefully controlled and reported studies to find benefit. Here is how it works:Basically, in a cell there can be a...
  • Unmuffled Genes Slow Down Lung Cancer

    11/13/2011 10:49:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 9 November 2011 | Jocelyn Kaiser
    Enlarge Image Responder. Tumors in a patient's lung (top), lymph nodes, and liver shrank over 8 months after he received an epigenetic drug combination. He is alive 2 years later. Credit: Adapted from R. A. Juergens et al., Cancer Discovery (December 2011), © American Association for Cancer Research A novel approach to treating lung cancer that aims to switch on dormant tumor-blocking genes has shown promise in a small clinical trial. The 45 patients on average lived a couple months longer than they would have with no treatment, and two patients' tumors almost or completely disappeared. The results suggest that...
  • Pfizer Wins Approval For Xalkori, Lung Cancer Drug

    08/29/2011 5:05:04 PM PDT · by khnyny · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 29, 2011
    Pfizer announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Xalkori, generically known as crizotinib, a new medicine that can have a dramatic impact in a small minority of lung cancer patients. The drug will come with a high financial cost to society. Pfizer says it will cost $9,600 a month, or $115,000 for patients who take it for a year. In clinical trials, the average duration of treatment was between 22 and 32 weeks, but because the drug appears to extend patients lives, many may be on it for far longer than that. One study, presented at this year’s...
  • Study links vitamin D to lung cancer survival

    03/01/2011 8:30:49 AM PST · by decimon · 15 replies
    University of Michigan Health System ^ | March 1, 2011 | Unknown
    U-M researchers find high levels of enzyme that blocks vitamin D can predict lung cancer survivalANN ARBOR, Mich. — Recent research suggests vitamin D may be able to stop or prevent cancer. Now, a new study finds an enzyme that plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D can predict lung cancer survival. The study, from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, suggests that this enzyme stops the anti-cancer effects of vitamin D. Levels of the enzyme, called CYP24A1, were elevated as much as 50 times in lung adenocarcinoma compared with normal lung tissue. The higher the level...
  • Breast Cancer Seen as Riskier With Hormone

    10/22/2010 7:44:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2010 | DENISE GRADY
    Hormone treatment after menopause, already known to increase the risk of breast cancer, also makes it more likely that the cancer will be advanced and deadly, a study finds. Women who took hormones and developed breast cancer were more likely to have cancerous lymph nodes, a sign of more advanced disease, and were more likely to die from the disease than were breast cancer patients who had never taken hormones. The increased risks were relatively small and are not fully understood. But previous research has found that hormone treatment can cause delays in diagnosis by increasing breast density, making tumors...
  • Please Pray for Linda - stage 4 cancer diagnosed today!

    08/23/2010 4:36:12 PM PDT · by firerosemom · 62 replies
    me | August 23, 2010 | me
    My good friend Linda, who is in her late 50's, hadn't been feeling well since April. Checkup, scan, biopsy, results today. She's too young for this! Locally, we're praying through the intercession of St. Peregrine, I sent her a Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha medal, and others are praying through the intercession of the founder of the Sisters of the Precious Blood (don't know her name, sorry) PLEASE pray for her - thank you SO MUCH! Anne
  • UT MD Anderson study ties abnormal cells in blood to lung cancer

    07/23/2010 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies ^ | 07/23/2010 | Staff
    Circulating aberrant cells increase as non-small cell lung cancer progresses. HOUSTON — A novel approach detects genetically abnormal cells in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients that match abnormalities found in tumor cells and increase in number with the severity of the disease, a research team led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Lung cancer patients in the study also had many times the number of these circulating abnormal cells than study volunteers in a closely matched control group. “We suspect additional research will show that...
  • Higher levels of vitamin B6, common amino acid associated with lower risk of lung cancer

    06/21/2010 3:38:57 PM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies
    JAMA and Archives Journals ^ | June 15, 2010 | Unknown
    An analysis that included nearly 400,000 participants finds that those with higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine (found in most protein) had an associated lower risk of lung cancer, including participants who were current or former smokers, according to a study in the June 16 issue of JAMA. Previous research has suggested that defi­ciencies in B vitamins may increase the probability of DNA damage and subse­quent gene mutations. "Given their involvement in maintaining DNA integrity and gene ex­pression, these nutrients have a potentially important role in inhibiting cancer devel­opment, and offer the possibility of...
  • Drug used to treat high blood pressure in lungs improves lung damage in former smokers

    05/19/2010 10:29:36 AM PDT · by GILTN1stborn · 12 replies · 498+ views
    Iloprost, a drug used regularly to treat high blood pressure in the lungs, significantly improves lung damage in former smokers. The researchers examined lung biopsies of 152 people who had smoked at least 20 pack-years—equivalent to 1-pack a day for 20 years—before & after 6 months of treatment w/either oral iloprost or placebo. None of the 82 current smokers in trial saw significant improvement in the signs of lung disease, but FORMER SMOKERS treated with iloprost showed SIGNIFCANT improvement. “These results are exciting because they show we can actually keep former smokers from developing lung cancer with a drug used...
  • Simple Test May Spot Early Lung Cancer

    04/09/2010 3:08:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,205+ views
    HealthDay News ^ | April 7, 2010 | Amanda Gardner
    Researchers may have found an easy way to detect lung cancer in its early or even pre-cancerous stages, as well as a way to reverse the start of the deadly disease with a readily available, over-the-counter drug. "It's incredibly, incredibly exciting," said Dr. Patrick Nana-Sinkam, a lung cancer expert with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, who was not involved with the new study. "This definitely has potential." The minimally invasive procedure involves using a small brush to collect a smattering of cells from the windpipe (a bronchoscopy), explained study co-author Andrea Bild, an assistant professor of pharmacology and...
  • Prayer Request for Petruchio (Update at 1262: Petruchio passed away on Friday, Dec 4, 2015)

    04/30/2009 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Petruchio · 1,305 replies · 13,571+ views
    4/30/09 | Petruchio
    Time to call out the Big Guns. Some of you have heard thru FReepmail that a week and a half ago a mass was found during a routine chest X-Ray. 2 days later they did a CT Scan. Yesterday I had a Biopsy done. I just got off the phone with my Doctor. I have cancer. Specifically, Adenocarcinoma. More tests need to be done to determine the stage and if it is just the one tumor or if it has spread. Please include me in your Prayers that this can be treated.The most powerful weapon I can employ in this...
  • Smoking Does Not Cause Lung Cancer (According to WHO/CDC Data)*

    01/05/2010 3:28:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 84 replies · 3,200+ views
    Journal of Theoretics ^ | Oct/Nov 1999 | James P. Siepmann, MD
    Journal of Theoretics Vol.1-4Oct/Nov 1999 Editorial Smoking Does NotCause Lung Cancer(According to WHO/CDC Data)* By:  James P. Siepmann, MDYes, it is true, smoking does not cause lung cancer.  It is only one of many risk factors for lung cancer. I initially was going to write an article on how the professional literature and publications misuse the language by saying "smoking causes lung cancer"1,2, but the more that I looked into how biased the literature, professional organizations, and the media are, I modified this article to one on trying to put the relationship between smoking and cancer into perspective. (No,...
  • Two different life stories, one common disease

    12/20/2009 2:26:40 AM PST · by malkee · 3 replies · 554+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 18 09 | Amanda Marrazzo
    nd anti-nausea medicines, steroids and chemotherapy pills, choked down some rank iodine and drove to the hospital for CT scans checking the progression of his terminal lung cancer. It's been that way every morning for the 47-year-old Northbrook resident since his diagnosis in the spring of 2007. "The only kind of care they can give me now is palliative care. It's not curable," said Zisook, a lifelong smoker. "If they can't cure it, they have to make you comfortable and keep it from taking over your body for as long as possible." Jessica Neal typically begins her day darting off...
  • BYRANT [sic] GUMBEL'S LUNG CANCER IS FALSE: News anchor’s friend disputes reports

    12/11/2009 5:13:22 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 35 replies · 1,458+ views
    EURweb ^ | December 10, 2009 | Chris Richburg
    BYRANT GUMBEL'S LUNG CANCER IS FALSE: News anchor’s friend disputes reports Sean Cassidy says condition would be 'much more aggressive' than what Gumbel had By Chris Richburg (December 10, 2009) *News of Bryant Gumbel’s battle with lung cancer may have been premature, according to a friend of the television personality who says Gumbel donesn't have the condition. Despite Gumbel’s admission to going under the knife, Sean Cassidy revealed the former “Today Show” host’s situation would have been more serious had he actually been a lung cancer victim. "A tumor was removed from his chest cavity. It was malignant. It was...
  • Bryant Gumbel Has Lung Cancer

    12/08/2009 10:09:27 AM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 677+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 12-8-09 | Kate Coyne and Michael Y. Park
    Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer, the former Former Today show anchor revealed on Live! With Regis & Kelly Tuesday morning. The sportscaster and TV host, 61, said that he had surgery last month to remove a malignant tumor in his chest, a revelation prompted when Kelly Ripa asked Gumbel, subbing for Regis Philbin, to dance – and he begged off. According to Gumbel, part of his lung was removed, and he will be seeing his surgeon next week. "We had told a few people, we told my family, obviously. I even kept it from my staff at...
  • Deadliest lung cancer breakthrough

    11/11/2009 4:51:29 AM PST · by Schnucki · 17 replies · 1,348+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 11, 2009 | Richard Alleyne
    A new pill that could cure one of the most lethal forms of cancer is being developed by scientists. British researchers have found that a drug destroys tumours in a form of inoperable lung cancer that kills more than nine out of 10 sufferers. The treatment works by blocking the growth of the cancer cells and eventually causing them to self destruct. In more than 50 per cent of the trials, the treatment, which appears to have no side affects, killed all traces of the disease. "We are very excited about it," said Professor Michael Seckl, the molecular oncologist who...
  • Obama Lung Cancer Shocker! (Globe tabloid website down)

    11/13/2009 1:00:52 PM PST · by SolidWood · 141 replies · 8,356+ views
    GLOBE ^ | November 9, 2009 | Vanity
    Today the Globe tabloid rag had "Obama lung cancer" on it's cover.For some reason the Globe's website is down. Surprise? Here the cache:Cache of Globe site Obama Lung Cancer Shocker! Chain-smoking President Barack Obama has lung cancer, White House sources fear as the Commander-in-Chief suffers chest pains, dizzy spells and has lost 25 pounds! This week's GLOBE bares the stunning inside story. You can't afford to miss it! November 9, 2009I don't give a bit of credibility to the GLOBE...but it's curious that their site would be "unavailable" now.
  • ‘3,000 die’ in cancer shambles (thanks to socialized medicine)

    11/02/2009 4:31:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 593+ views
    The Sun ^ | Nov. 2, 2009 | EMMA MORTON
    THREE thousand Britons a year die because of a lack of lung cancer treatment, it emerged yesterday. Vital areas of care are "woefully inadequate" and there are shortages of key surgical staff, according to new research. A review has revealed a shambolic postcode lottery where treatment varies from one part of Britain to another. In some areas, fewer than one in TEN patients get any kind of treatment at all and there are "huge variations and vast inequalities" in others, the UK Lung Cancer Coalition reported after a review of services. There are only 44 thoracic surgeons - specialists in...
  • Lung Cancer: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Lung Tumors

    10/19/2009 10:54:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 973+ views ^ | Baskaran Sundaram
    Introduction: Surgery is the established treatment for early stage primary lung cancers (cancer that started in lung) or limited secondary cancers (cancer that started outside and spread to lung, also known as metastases or metastatic cancer). External beam radiation is an alternative local therapy to surgery, particularly for patients who are not candidates for surgery due to other medical conditions. Thermal ablation, using either heat or cold, is a newer treatment to destroy cells in lung tumors. Heat is most commonly used, and is referred to as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). RFA of tumors has gained significant interest and acceptance in...
  • The Butt Stops Here

    10/05/2009 6:12:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 962+ views
    New West ^ | October 5, 2009 | Amy Linn
    As Montana bars dealt with their first smoke-free weekend since the state’s indoor smoking ban went into effect, ingenuity ruled. In Missoula, according to a great piece by Michael Moore in the Missoulian, the Rhino Bar gave smokers their very own place to light up: a Butt Hutt, created by Dave Golden of Well Done Welding and Jim Bell, a general contractor. Moore describes the hut as a 4-by-8-foot “metal smoking dugout” in the alley behind the Rhino in Missoula. The no-smoking laws spark the type of debate that never seems to get extinguished. Pro-smokers argue that the bans hurt...
  • Breath test to detect lung cancer

    08/31/2009 10:10:29 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 54 replies · 1,173+ views
    UK Press via Google News ^ | August 30, 2009
    Patients with suspected lung cancer could in future be breathalysed to check if they have the disease. Scientists have developed a sensor that can quickly detect lung cancer molecules on the breath. They believe the technology could lead to cheap, portable breath-test devices with the potential to save large numbers of lives by spotting cancer early. The lung cancer biomarkers were found by comparing breath samples from 40 diagnosed patients and 56 healthy individuals. From the results, the researchers identified 42 "volatile organic compounds" (VOCs) present in the breath of 83% of cancer patients but fewer than 83% of healthy...
  • Iraqi Shi'ite Leader al-Hakim Dies (of Lung Cancer in Iran)

    08/26/2009 10:52:47 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 20 replies · 2,042+ views
    Voice of America ^ | August 26, 2009 | VOA News
    Sources close to Iraqi Shi'ite leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim say the cleric has died. Hakim was being treated for lung cancer at a hospital in Iran, and those close to the man said his health was deteriorating. A family member and an aide to Hakim, speaking on the condition of anonymity, separately told reporters Wednesday that he had suffered a setback. Hakim was known for his close links with Iran, and he led the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, one of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite groups. In June, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani visited Hakim in Tehran, where the ailing cleric was...
  • Health Care Here And Over There

    08/12/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 788+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: If the world's most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, is a shining example of British health care, how is it that others in the U.K. are repeatedly denied critical care and medicine?In commenting on efforts to overhaul American's health care system, we have tried to pull back the curtain and pay attention to those trying to clone the systems of Canada and Britain. But supporters of government-run health care frequently ignore some of the less-pleasant facts. Much has been made of this statement in one of our Aug. 3 editorials: "People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance...
  • American Cancer Care Beats The Rest (especially Britain and Canada)

    08/12/2009 9:26:10 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 729+ views
    Manhattan Institute ^ | June 22, 2008 | David Gratzer
    Why do the British lag behind American survival rates? Screening standards are different. In the United States, internists recommend that men 50 and older get screened for colon cancer; in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, screening begins at 75. And British patients wait much longer to see specialists. A Clinical Oncology study of British lung cancer treatment found in 2000 that 20% "of potentially curable patients became incurable on the waiting list." Novel drugs offered here often aren't available there; for instance, Avastin, a drug for advanced colon cancer, is prescribed more often in the U.S. than...
  • Hormone pills may make lung cancer more deadly

    05/30/2009 12:50:06 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 826+ views
    ORLANDO, Fla. – There's more troubling news about hormone therapy for menopause symptoms: Lung cancer seems more likely to prove fatal in women who are taking estrogen-progestin pills, a study suggests. Hormone users who developed lung cancer were 60 percent more likely to die from the disease as women who weren't taking hormones, according to results reported Saturday. The new findings mean that smokers should stop taking hormones, and those who have not yet started hormones should give it careful thought, said Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He led the analysis and presented results at...
  • Study links cigarette changes to rising lung risk

    05/18/2009 6:59:39 AM PDT · by Reaganesque1 · 15 replies · 940+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/18/09 | Yahoo
    WASHINGTON – It may be riskier on the lungs to smoke cigarettes today than it was a few decades ago — at least in the U.S., says new research that blames changes in cigarette design for fueling a certain type of lung cancer.
  • Food additive may up lung cancer risk, study says

    12/30/2008 11:13:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies · 1,468+ views ^ | 12-30-2008 | Staff
    Foods containing a widely used additive may increase the growth of lung cancers or cause new tumors to develop, new research suggests. Tumors were more plentiful in mice with lung cancer fed a diet containing 0.5 to 1 percent inorganic phosphates (equivalent to the 40 mg. that humans on average consume daily) for a month according to a study in next month's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The tumors' mass increased by 14 percent in the mice fed the most phosphates. Inorganic phosphates are chemicals added to a variety of processed foods including cheese, meat, beverages and...