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Lung Cancer

Lung Puncture Symptoms

Lung puncture--also referred to as pneumothorax or a collapsed lung--can occur when your chest sustains severe trauma, such as a r...
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Treatment for Collapsed Lung

The pleura is a double-layer membrane that surrounds the lungs and the inner chest wall. Essentially, it is a closed, airtight sys...
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Signs & Symptoms of a Collapsed Lung

A collapsed lung is a condition called pneumothorax. The condition of a collapsed lung occurs when air gets into the space between...
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What Is BOOP Lung Treatment?

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, also called BOOP, is a somewhat rare but serious lung disease. BOOP causes inflamma...
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How Culture Affects Diet

When you grow up in a distinctive culture, it’s bound to influence your lifestyle, your belief system — and perhaps mo...
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Is Mustard Gas Still Being Used in Treatment of Cancer of Lung?

During World War I and World War II, mustard gas was used as a chemical warfare agent. Soldiers exposed to the gas developed chang...
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The 10 Most Deadly States for Cancer

In the year 2000, cancer was the leading cause of death in only two states. Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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The Effects of Cigarette Smoking in the Home

When you smoke a cigarette indoors, you expose yourself and everyone around you to secondhand smoke, thirdhand smoke and an increa...
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Life Expectancy With Lung Cancer

The life expectancy of people with lung cancer depends on several factors, including the type of lung cancer, stage of disease, ra...
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Causes of Lung Cancer in Children

A review study in the July 2008 issue of “Archives of Pathology and Pulmonary Medicine” reports that lung tumors are r...
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