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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...

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...

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...

What Is BOOP Lung Treatment?

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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