Does race enter the equation on who is treated and who isn't treated for cancer? According to a recent study, there are racial differences in how lung cancer is treated.
Changes to a protein known as EGFR can result in lung cancer. The medication Tarceva (erlotinib) is one of two drugs that target EGFR as a means of treating lung cancer. The use of Tarceva has just been expanded.
Lung cancer doesn’t go away easily. Even after surgical removal, this cancer can return. It's really important that these returning cancers be detected - and the earlier the better.
Many clinicians have been debating the best way to treat advanced lung cancer. The question has been whether or not to give chemotherapy and/or radiation alone, before or after surgery.
Hookah smoking may seem like a less harmful alternative to cigarettes. But the charcoal brick heating the hookah’s tobacco can expose a person to high levels of harmful chemicals.