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Are non-smokers also at risk for lung cancer? A pulmonologist elucidates

November 29, 2021 3:46 pm

"It is crucial for us to stay vigilant and not take our regular check-ups for granted", said Dr Amit Dhamija

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: How air pollution affects our health

November 22, 2021 2:34 pm

Pollutants do not just cause cancer, they are also proven to cause increased cardiovascular/ischaemic heart disease leading to heart attacks and strokes, increased mortality among infants and children, increased asthma and COPD

Why is early lung cancer screening important?

March 13, 2021 10:39 am

Lung cancer screening programmes can widely help at many levels to deal with the situation, especially in the wake of smoking issue said Dr Indu Bansal, director and senior consultant, radiation oncology, Narayana Hospital Gurugram

Yearly lung cancer scans advised for people 50 and older with shorter smoking histories

March 10, 2021 11:31 am

The guidelines say people with a history of 20 “pack-years” should be screened. The term “one pack-year” can refer to smoking one pack of 20 cigarettes a day for a year — or two packs a day for half a year, or half-a-pack a day for two years. So, 20 pack-years would include people who smoked two packs a day for 10 years, or half-a-pack a day for 40 years.

Here's what you need to know about stage 3 lung cancer and its treatment

November 25, 2020 7:51 pm

In the initial stages, one of the most noticeable symptoms is persistent cough. When they last for a prolonged duration, it could indicate the cancer has progressed to stage 3, warns Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director of Portea Medical

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Non-smokers are equally at risk of developing lung cancer

November 08, 2020 7:37 pm

"Luckily, there is data available which suggests that lung cancer in non-smokers is relatively less aggressive," says Dr Ashu Abhishek of Fortis Hospital, Gurugram

Lung cancer: Signs and symptoms you should know about

August 12, 2020 10:50 am

To defeat lung cancer, it is important to build awareness by knowing the signs and symptoms

University of Dundee's research on destroying cancer-causing K-Ras protein shows promise

July 18, 2020 12:37 pm

In the vast majority of human diseases, amplification or genetic mutations alter the protein function in cells and this is what causes the damage that diseases wreak on the body.

World No Tobacco Day: Why this lockdown is the best time to quit tobacco

May 31, 2020 9:59 am

A public awareness drive and better industrial resolve will help to reduce or even stop the use of tobacco products.

Not just air pollution, sitting in traffic jams could cause lung cancer too; here's how

February 04, 2020 12:18 pm

Considering that the risk of lung cancer increases with a higher exposure level, the association between air pollution and lung cancer has been found to be much stronger.