Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
21 Results Related to "Anne Chiang, MD, PhD"
Myeloma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cancer of the plasma cells is known as myeloma. Myeloma is the most rare type of blood cancer.
Lung Cancer Surgery
Lung cancer surgery can offer a cure when the disease is diagnosed in the early stages; more advanced cases may need additional therapies.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.
New drugs and medical treatments need to go through a series tests called clinical trials. This is how new and better treatments are made possible.
Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
While smoking remains the most common cause of lung cancer, you can develop the disease if you smoked very little or never smoked at all. Genetics are becoming an important key to treating these cancers.
Pulmonary (lung) Metastases
Diagnosing Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is among the most common cancers in the world and a leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women in the U.S.
SBRT for Lung Cancer
For patients with lung cancer, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), also known as radiosurgery, can be a highly effective treatment.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Lymph nodes can be used to determine whether cancer has become metastatic, meaning it’s begun to spread from the original tumor site to other parts of the body.
Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer, can occur 30 or even 40 years after exposure to asbestos. Roughly 3,000 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
At your next large family gathering, talking about past cancer diagnoses throughout the family tree could provide valuable insight about possible risks of inherited cancers.
Lymphoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lymphomas are cancers caused by white blood cells that reproduce rapidly and uncontrollably. Two types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Smoking puts you at greater risk for developing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This is the most common type of lung cancer. Early diagnosis is key.
Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
About 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer occur in the United States each year, most of them in men.
Dyspnea with Advanced Cancers
Feeling as though you can’t take in enough oxygen, called dyspnea or “air hunger,” is a distressing symptom of advanced cancer.
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Smoking tobacco is the leading risk factor for small cell lung cancer, responsible for 98 percent of all cases.