Q: The journal Annals of Internal Medicine has an article in it this week that talks about the "overdiagnosis" of breast cancer. What is that?
A landmark ruling in the UK Supreme Court has cleared the way for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families to make insurance claims.
Q: The New England Journal of Medicine has published more information on prostate cancer screening. Why is it so controversial?
Really, how much secondhand smoke does a nonsmoker get anyway? If a person who smokes a pack a day for 30 years is only 1/3 more likely to die younger than a nonsmoker, then how likely is it that a nonsmoker is even more likely to die younger merely because other people smoke?
A Swiss man sentenced in an Italian court to a 16-year prison term in absentia over deaths of about 2,000 workers who prosecutors said were exposed to asbestos will appeal the ruling, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Fans react to the announcement that ex-Penn State coach Joe Paterno has lung cancer . CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Joe Paterno was admitted to a hospital Sunday morning after fracturing his pelvis when he slipped and fell at his home the previous night, a source close to the Paterno family said.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer and HLN's Mike Galanos report Ex-Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a treatable form of lung cancer.
Jay Paterno, Penn State's quarterbacks coach and son of legendary coach Joe Paterno, spoke out after weeks of public and personal challenges for his father.
Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who lost his job amid allegations of child sex abuse against his former defensive coordinator, has a treatable form of lung cancer, his son said Friday.
Kara Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, died of a heart attack on Friday, a family aide told CNN Saturday. She was 51.
Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society sits down with CNN's Randi Kaye to discuss new and surprising data.
Men are more likely than women to get and die of cancer, according to an analysis of 36 different types of tumors and blood cancers that affect both sexes.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at a study that suggests taking certain B vitamins could cut the risk of lung cancer.
I started smoking socially in high school and still do. How long would it take for someone like me develop lung cancer?
Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, and those who do smoke are on average smoking less, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A Massachusetts court added $81 million in punitive damages Thursday to $71 million in compensatory damages it had already awarded to the family of a woman who died of lung cancer.
Mourners gathered Thursday for the funeral service of a New York police detective, who died nearly a decade after being exposed to toxic debris while transporting victims in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
Even occasional smoking or secondhand smoke causes immediate damage to one's organs and poses risk of serious illness or death, the U.S. Surgeon General said in a new report released Thursday.
"Happy Days" dad Tom Bosley died of heart failure Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer, his wife said. He was 83.
Tom Bosley who played "Mr. Cunningham" on "Happy Days" dies at 83. HLN "Showbiz Tonight's" A.J. Hammer reports.
Theresa Brown's thoughtful essay on end-of-life care reminded me of a recent clinical encounter. It was a hot July afternoon when I found myself in a quiet hospital lounge, having "the family discussion" with a patient newly admitted to my medical service, a sweet middle-aged woman whose lung cancer had spread so extensively that it now encircled the vital vessels of her chest.
Each spring brings major medical meetings from the likes of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Urological Association and the American Society for Clinical Oncology, to name a few.
Contrary to previous research, the supplement selenium does not reduce the risk of developing lung cancer, a new study shows.
Lung cancer patients who are 70 years or older should be considered for a more aggressive chemotherapy treatment offered to patients who are decades younger, according to a new study presented at a major cancer conference Saturday.
New research suggests that quitting smoking increases the risk of diabetes. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
People who quit smoking are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes after they kick the habit, most likely due to post-quitting weight gain, a new study has found.
The entire genetic codes of two common types of cancer have been cracked, according to scientists, who say the breakthrough could unlock a new era in the treatment of deadly diseases.
The TV host had surgery to remove the tumor, and hopes to play golf again soon
Bryant Gumbel made an unexpected announcement Tuesday morning as a guest host on "Live! With Regis & Kelly." The host of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" had surgery two months ago to remove a malignant tumor on his lung.
Betty Potash Gold says she is called "the survivor" after surviving both the Holocaust and cancer.
The 12-year-old girl plucked cold, slimy potato peels out of the garbage containers in a village in eastern Poland. When those trash scraps became scarce, she ate clover.
I have basal cell carcinoma. I have had two surgeries on my face. I have had a few frozen off as well. Was to go back to the doctor to get a checkup on the ones he has frozen off. I have canceled every appointment since then. I am just tired of always getting cut on and things frozen off. I always seem to get bad news every time I go. Now, I have noticed a new light brown spot on my face. It looks like a freckle. Yes, I do have them and also am a redhead. I'm 35. So I don't think I'm still getting freckles. I used to tan seven days a week 365 days a year. I always went 25-30 minutes a day. I was just wondering what that spot might be. It's the size of a pencil eraser. Can this cancer spead to my organs'? I told my husband that I would listen to you! He's very TICKED at me for not listening. Thanks for your time.
The Emmy winner, who survived lung cancer in 2001, vows to fight the disease
Kathryn Joosten, a two-time Emmy winner for her role as feisty neighbor Mrs. McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives," has lung cancer -- and she plans to do everything she can to fight it.
Longtime entertainment columnist Army Archerd, who was one of the first writers to reveal that actor Rock Hudson was being treated for AIDS, has died at age 87, according to the industry publication Daily Variety.
In 1974, when Edward Kennedy Jr., developed an aggressive form of bone cancer that at the time few survived, his father, the late senator, wasted no time snapping into action. Summoning a group of cancer specialists to his Virginia home, the senator and the doctors debated well into the night how best to treat the 12-year-old boy, according to Adam Clymer, author of "Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography."
One of Iraq's top Shiite leaders died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, a senior official with his office told CNN.
The death rate due to cancer has declined in the United States in recent years, largely due to better prevention and treatment. In fact, 650,000 lives were spared from cancer between 1990 to 2005, according to new statistics from the American Cancer Society.
An Alabama man who went on a shooting rampage in March, killing 10 people and himself, left a note saying he put his mother "out of her misery" and that "some of the people who made us suffer will pay," according to newly released police records.
CNN's Sean Callebs reports on the bloodshed and anguish left from a gunman's rampage in three Alabama towns.
Scientists are one step closer to developing a test that could reveal a smoker's risk of developing lung cancer.
Smoking is a lot like Russian roulette: You never know who will end up developing lung cancer and who won't. But Dr. Jian-Min Yuan, as well as other researchers from the University of Minnesota, say they are one step closer to determining a smoker's risk for developing the disease. In a study, they tracked the carcinogen and nicotine levels in nearly 500 smokers through a simple urine test and discovered a link between the level of a specific carcinogen and lung cancer. Their findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference.
I am 44. I don't smoke and never have, but both my parents did (six packs a day between them), and I am exposed to secondhand smoke at friends' homes.
For much of the last century, people in the small town of Libby, Montana, were surrounded by toxic asbestos. It covered patches of grass, dusted the tops of cars and drifted through the air in a hazy smoke that became a part of their daily lives.
Terminal lung cancer patients are living longer thanks to the world's first registered lung cancer vaccine, a leading Cuban scientist says.
Pet owners will often go to any length to protect the health of their furry and feathered friends. Now a new survey suggests that one in three smokers would consider kicking the habit after learning that smoking poses a danger to pets.
There are around 200 known types of cancers. Some are far more widespread than others.
The country legend is recovering so quickly that he's already written a song inspired by President Obama
More than a decade since it was first pioneered, a technique that greatly reduces the trauma of lung surgery still isn't widely used. But that finally may be starting to change, doctors say.
Rates of new cancer diagnoses and deaths for U.S. men and women have fallen for the first time, according to a new report from leading cancer and medical research organizations.
A cancer treatment that comes in a pill is as effective as the standard chemotherapy for lung patients who had previously been treated for their cancer, according to a study released Thursday.
Eli Lilly & Co. has agreed to buy biotechnology company ImClone Systems Inc. for more than $6 billion in a deal that would expand Lilly's cancer treatment pipeline a few years before several patent expirations hit the drug maker
The two longtime pals headline a show to raise cash for lung cancer research
Why do some smokers get cancer and others don't? Scientists have discovered two genetic variants that may be the reason
A large lung cancer trial funded by a cigarette maker raises thorny questions about the integrity of medical research
See all of 2007's best medical stories on a special 'House Call' with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
ImClone Systems has bet virtually everything on its only product, Erbitux, a cancer drug with a checkered history that helped to land its former CEO - and Martha Stewart - in prison.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research that tries to show that stem cells hold the key to fighting cancer.
ImClone stock fell Friday after an analyst downgraded the biotech, based on his conversation with doctors who were hesitant to use Erbitux as a lung cancer drug.
ImClone Systems Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Tuesday the drug Erbitux improved the survival rate of lung cancer patients in a late-stage study.
ImClone Systems' stock surged more than 20 percent Tuesday after a report of strong test results for the drug Erbitux and its ability to treat lung cancer, which might help the biotech take market share from Genentech.
Thousands more lung cancer patients each year could be offered surgery or other aggressive therapy under a new system that classifies many tumors as more treatable than in the past.
Pfizer Inc. said on Wednesday it has discontinued trials of an experimental lung cancer drug licensed from Coley Pharmaceutical Group after an independent review committee deemed it ineffective, spurring a 60 percent decline in Coley shares.
Anyone who's had a loved one die of lung cancer has probably asked, why isn't there a way to screen for that disease? Especially as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month winds down, millions of Americans have been reminded that mammograms save lives. If it works for breast cancer, why can't something like that be done for the No. 1 cancer killer?
Cell Therapeutics, a small biotech, is betting its future on an experimental drug that could enhance the effects of chemotherapy while reducing its agonizing symptoms.
Although Dana Reeve said that she had never smoked, most lung cancers are associated with smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the combined use of Tarceva, an anti-cancer drug from Genentech and OSI Pharmaceuticals, with chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer, the companies said.
Swiss drugmaker Roche said Wednesday that third-quarter sales rose 20%, boosted by sales of cancer medicines and Roche's exclusive rights to influenza treatment Tamiflu.
New uses for old drugs?
An FDA advisory panel voted to recommend Tarceva, a lung cancer treatment, in conjunction with another drug to treat pancreatic cancer.
Too much food, too little exercise
Genentech could be one of the most promising biotechs on the market, but is its share price justified?
Pharmaceutical heavyweights knocked European shares from 2-1/2 year highs Friday after AstraZeneca and U.S. industry leader Pfizer announced setbacks for key drug hopes.
Lung cancer patients could get new hope if the FDA approves Tarceva as expected in late January. The drug, from South San Francisco's Genentech, will initially be used to treat non-small-cell lung ...
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The war against smoking is turning into a jihad against people who smoke. Smokers are being exiled from public and private places and are facing discrimination in employment. The reason, we are tol...