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Researcher 'Shocked' on Results of Cancer Screening Study

Recommended tests find just 14% of diagnosed cancers in US, report finds

(Newser) - Cancer screening is great, but it's not perfect. According to a new report, just 14% of all diagnosed cancers in the US are detected with a recommended screening test, while 15% of screenable cancers aren't detected by screening. The vast majority of cancers are actually found when a...

New Cancer Drug May Offer Alternative to Chemo

Amgen's KRAS-targeting drug showed strong results, but it's pricey

(Newser) - Chemotherapy, known as much for its toxic side effects as its cancer-fighting prowess, may have some serious competition. Per the Wall Street Journal, biopharma giant Amgen released significant new data from a study of Lumakras, which last year became the first drug of its kind to gain FDA approval. The...

This Is a 'Wake-Up Call' on Danger of Air Pollution
This Is a 'Wake-Up Call'
on Danger of Air Pollution

This Is a 'Wake-Up Call' on Danger of Air Pollution

Researchers discover how fine particulate matter triggers gene mutations to form lung cancer

(Newser) - For some of us, cells in our lungs mutate with age. These mutations seem perfectly healthy—until they come up against air pollution. The result is rapid changes in the cells that turn them cancerous, which could explain why people who've never smoked still develop lung cancer, according to...

Kathy Griffin: I Have Lung Cancer
Kathy Griffin:
I Have Lung Cancer

Kathy Griffin: I Have Lung Cancer

Comedian, who says she's never smoked, reveals she's getting half of her left lung removed

(Newser) - A stunning announcement from Kathy Griffin to start the week, though one infused with positivity. "I've got to tell you guys something," she posted on social media on Monday morning, followed by: "I have cancer." Lung cancer, specifically, and the 60-year-old comedian noted she was...

Bob Dole Has Advanced Lung Cancer
Bob Dole:
I Have Lung Cancer

Bob Dole: I Have Lung Cancer

Former senator and presidential candidate, 97, reveals Stage 4 diagnosis

(Newser) - Health troubles continue for former long-serving Kansas senator Bob Dole, who's been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. The 97-year-old made the announcement Thursday, saying he would begin treatment on Monday. "While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that I join millions of Americans who...

Death of 'Screech' Points to New Trend in Lung Cancer

The makeup of the statistical pie is changing

(Newser) - When actor Dustin Diamond—aka "Screech"— died of lung cancer this week, it illustrated something showing up more and more in cancer stats: The 44-year-old had never smoked, reports . As a deep dive into the issue by Sharon Begley at STAT News makes clear, smoking is...

Bayside High Says Goodbye to Screech

Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar react to death of 'Saved by the Bell' co-star Dustin Diamond

(Newser) - As news of Dustin Diamond's Monday death settles in, his former co-stars from Saved by the Bell are paying tribute, per USA Today . "Dustin, you will be missed my man," Mario Lopez, who played AC Slater on the '90s sitcom, posted online to the guy best...

Rush Limbaugh Shares News on His Cancer

Recent scans show disease progression that's going in 'wrong direction,' talk show host says

(Newser) - Since he announced his lung cancer diagnosis in February, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh hasn't talked about it too much on the air. On Monday, however, he gave listeners what the Washington Examiner calls an "emotional update," revealing that recent scans didn't offer good news....

Rush Limbaugh: I Have 'Advanced Lung Cancer'

Radio host will be taking hiatus for treatment but plans to be back

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh told his radio listeners Monday that he has advanced lung cancer, reports Fox News . The 69-year-old conservative icon says he will have to miss some time from his show for treatment, but will try to "keep everything as normal" as possible. He said he hopes to be...

On Cancer Death Rate in the US, a Historic Dip

2.2% drop in 2017 is biggest single-year decline in mortality rate, helped along by lung cancer gains

(Newser) - Since 1930, the American Cancer Society has been tracking the cancer death rate in the US—the number of deaths per 100,000 people—and its latest report shows the biggest single-year drop ever: 2.2% in 2017, reports the Washington Post . That record one-year decline is tacked onto a...

Man's Obituary: 'Don't Be an Idiot'
Man's Obituary:
'Don't Be an Idiot' 

Man's Obituary: 'Don't Be an Idiot'

Geoffrey Turner died of lung cancer, uses his last words to urge others to quit smoking

(Newser) - Geoffrey Turner is dead, and he would like you to know exactly why: "I was an idiot who made the same stupid decision, day-after-day, multiple times per day. I was a smoker and even though I knew it may eventually kill me, I chose to deny the truth to...

Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court justice is recuperating after cancerous lung growths were removed

(Newser) - It's been a year of medical emergencies for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the Supreme Court justice is now back home and recovering after her most recent health issue. Per CNN , a court spokeswoman revealed Wednesday that Ginsburg was discharged from NYC's Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital on Tuesday, four...

Drug Shows Dramatic Results in Lung Cancer Trial

New hope in fight against the most common form of lung cancer

(Newser) - For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer, the AP reports. In the study, Merck's Keytruda, given with chemotherapy, cut in half the risk of dying or having the cancer...

Cancer Patient Scores $37M Win in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

NJ couple receives compensatory damages from Johnson & Johnson for cancer tied to asbestos

(Newser) - Stephen Lanzo says he used Johnson & Johnson products for decades, including products with talcum powder (e.g., the company's famous baby powder), and that his aggressive form of lung cancer was brought about by that powder. On Thursday, a jury awarded the New Jersey banker and his wife...

Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'
Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'

Larry King: 'It Was Malignant'

King reveals cancer diagnosis, surgery

(Newser) - Larry King has revealed a recent battle with lung cancer, though he says "it wasn't really a battle." He explains in a new interview with Extra that during a routine checkup, a chest X-ray led to a CAT scan and then a PET scan, and doctors told...

What Ronnie Wood Wouldn't Have Done to Fight Cancer

There would've been no chemo if cancer had spread: 'This hair wasn't going anywhere'

(Newser) - Three months ago, Ronnie Wood was diagnosed with lung cancer, right before he turned 70. In a recent interview with the Daily Mail's Event Magazine , Wood, the other hard-living, hard-partying guitarist in the Rolling Stones, says he refused chemotherapy as a treatment option because he wanted to keep his...

Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Darkened While on New Drugs

14 patients in lung cancer study saw color return to their hair as side effect

(Newser) - Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. The AP reports chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side...

Elderly Wood Seller Loses Wife, Gains Thousands of Supporters

Kenneth Smith sells wood on side of road to pay off wife's medical bills

(Newser) - "It makes me think that we live in a good country," Kenneth Smith tells WLOX . The 80-year-old Mississippi man has been selling wood on the side of the road since last year, first with his wife, Helen, by his side, then—after Helen's death from lung cancer...

US Cancer Patients Become Unlikely Cuban Drug Smugglers

'American treatments were not helping me. What other choice did I have?'

(Newser) - "When we were children, we were taught that Cubans didn't know what they were doing," 69-year-old Mick Phillips says. "Turns out they do." The New York Times looks at American lung cancer patients, like Phillips, who are traveling to Cuba and smuggling back a cancer...

Women to See 60% Spike in Cancer Deaths by 2030
Ominous Stats on the
Women's Cancer Horizon

Ominous Stats on the Women's Cancer Horizon

A 60% rise in deaths by 2030, per an ACS report

(Newser) - Two disturbing reports were issued this week on the cancer front, with one noting women will see a spike in cancer deaths over the next decade or so—5.5 million cancer deaths by the year 2030. The other report adds that women afflicted with breast cancer alone could nearly...

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