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It's never too late to quit smoking, even after a cancer diagnosis, according to recent research.
Lung cancer kills more Americans than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. And yet there’s no fool-proof way to screen for this disease. Even the most trusted tool sometimes overshoots its mark.
In 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked the approval of Xalkori (crizotinib) to treat a specific type of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Since its approval, side effects have been discovered.
Cancer remains primarily a disease of the elderly. Aging also increases the incidence of other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. A new study looked at how other health issues impact cancer survival.
We wouldn’t be where we are today in the fight against cancer without radiology. This medical discipline helps to diagnose cancer with imaging studies and treat cancer with radiation therapy that kills cancer cells. Now radiology is getting a day of recognition.