Health News

Guidelines Excluded Some from Lung Cancer Screening
The number of people in the US who smoke is on the decline, and those who do smoke may be doing so for shorter periods of time. Changed smoking patterns, however, may be causing some patients at risk for lung cancer to miss out on cancer screening.
Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups
Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
Healthy Valentine’s Day for a Healthy Heart
Valentine’s Day — a day of chocolates, romantic dinners and loving hearts. Why can't it also be a day to focus on heart health?
A Shift in Women's Cancer Burden
More people have been surviving cancer. And as more patients win the fight, one type of cancer has taken the lead in threatening the most women.
Nonsmokers Are Inhaling, Too
Smoking is a potential health issue for more than just those lighting up. Secondhand smoke can also cause health problems for nonsmokers.
Trial on Bristol-Myers Squib Drug Stopped Early
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced that an open-label, randomized Phase 3 study evaluating Opdivo versus docetaxel in previously treated patients with advanced, squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was stopped early.
Singer Joe Cocker Dies at 70
British-born blues and rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70 after battling lung cancer.
New Treatment Helped More Patients Ditch Nicotine
If you can fight fire with fire, why not fight addiction to nicotine with another chemical?
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.