Cancer surgery is any procedure to remove cancerous tumors and surrounding tissue. Learn more about these procedures.
Fluid around the lung (pleural effusion) is a potentially dangerous condition that can masquerade as something less worrisome.
Interstitial lung disease refers to a group of diseases that irritate, inflame or scar the lungs and supporting air sacs.
Any problem that affects your healthy tissue and organs and arises as a result of cancer treatment is called a cancer treatment side effect.
In this routine test, a physician slips a flexible device called a bronchoscope through your nose or mouth, down your throat and into your lungs.
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.
Lung cancer is a broad term for different types of cancers that begin in the lungs.
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.
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.
Smoking tobacco is the leading risk factor for small cell lung cancer, responsible for 98 percent of all cases.