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Lung Cancer Center

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Lung Cancer Center

  General Overview

Lung cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in the lungs.



Find answers in our in-depth report on lung cancer:

  Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
  Living With Lung Cancer
In his own words: living with lung cancerSarah's triumph over lung cancer

"With just one phone call, my life took a dramatic turn for the worse." Read more about Sarah's battle with lung cancer here.

  Preventing Lung Cancer
Seven sizzling ways to stop smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the most daunting challenges you'll face in your life. It's an addiction that is both physical and psychological, but quitting smoking can be done. Find out how here.

Smoking cessation for older adults: it's not too late!

Many people don't realize that smoking cessation has immediate as well as long-term benefits. Here are some benefits for both young and old!

  Special Topics
Occupation and cancer risk

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to establish a link between occupation and cancer risk. Less than 2% of chemicals used in commerce have been tested for their potential to cause cancer. Further, the risk of developing cancer is influenced by a number of factors that are not clearly understood. Learn more here.

  Special Topics (Continued)
Living with depressionCancer fatigue: it's more than just being tired

Extreme fatigue—the seemingly bone-crushing exhaustion that makes it difficult to brush your teeth, cook a hamburger, or climb the stairs—is one of the most common complaints of people with cancer. Learn more about coping with fatigue here.

Cancer treatment and fertility in women

Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-altering event. One of the first questions people diagnosed with cancer may ask is, “Will I live?” For many people, the answer to that question is “yes,” thanks to advances in the detection and treatment of several cancers. But undergoing treatment can bring with it a whole host of new questions, including, for many people, “Will I still be able to have children?”

Sperm banking: fertility options for men undergoing cancer treatment

Since his diagnosis with testicular cancer in 1996, Lance Armstrong has beaten cancer, won the Tour De France, and fathered children. How does he do it? Well, maybe no one but Lance knows all the secrets of his success, but we know at least one: sperm banking.

Life after cancer

Surviving cancer is one of the most amazing success stories a person can have. Ending cancer treatment is exciting, but it is also challenging. There are so many questions. What happens next? Will your cancer return? How can you stay healthy?

Dangers of secondhand smoke

Secondhand tobacco smoke contains over 4,700 chemical compounds. More than 200 of these are known poisons such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and methyl isocyanate. There are also over 60 potentially carcinogenic substances, including nitrosamines, aromatic amines, benzene, benzopyprene, and formaldehyde. Learn more about the dangers of secondhand smoke here.

  Related Conditions
  Natural and Alternative Treatments

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