Lung Cancer

Three Strikes and You're In

Jim Sherifi | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK
Jim Sherifi

Over the 40 years that I have been a doctor I have noticed that 'textbook' presentations of disease are becoming rarer. For example we have all come across stories of the healthiest of people succumbing to heart attacks whilst on the squash court. The same applies to cancer.

Father's Persistent Cough Turned Out To Be Lung Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Chris Rowe visited his GP five times in the space of two months because he was suffering from a persistent cough. The father-of-one, whose wife Kat...

Keeping Fit In Middle Age May Help Men Survive Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Many men up their fitness game in their 40s and 50s to ward off the dreaded middle-aged spread and to protect their hearts, and now a new study has fo...

Husband Of Tony Blair Aide Who Died Of Cancer Invents Breath Test

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The husband of Kate Gross, the aide to Tony Blair who died of colon cancer on Christmas day, has invented a breath test that could detect lung cancer....

Husband Dies Mere Weeks After His Wedding. Here Are His Poignant Last Words

PA | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A young bride has told how her groom delayed having vital medical tests for lung cancer so he could get married – only to die in her arms just weeks...

How Vaping Could Pose A Higher Cancer Risk Than Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated 2.1 million people use e-cigarettes in the UK, but if you thought vaping was a healthier alternative to smoking you may want to think aga...

These Are The 10 Leading Causes Of Death

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Taken from a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the above video counts down the 10 biggest causes of death worldwide. More importantly, ...

Could The Air We Breathe Be To Blame For Lung Cancer

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With every breath you take you could be harming your health. That's according to new research that suggests oxygen in the air we breathe may play a...

Will You Get Cancer If You Smoke? This Test Could Tell You...

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, and now a new test could warn smokers if they are likely to develop the disease. Scientists have...

GPs 'Struggling To Spot Lung Cancer Symptoms'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors are failing to spot early lung cancer symptoms, according to research, meaning that one in three patients die within 90 days of diagnosis. ...

Could This Detect The Deadliest Cancer Before It Spreads?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors may introduce a breath test designed to detect early signs of lung cancer which could help lower the disease's death rate. It comes after s...

Death Rates Of Four Common Cancers Drop By One Third

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The death rates for four cancers that account for half of all cancer deaths in the UK have fallen by almost a third since the early 1990s, new figures...

Have You Taken A #RedLipstickSelfie Yet?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women (and a few men) are taking social media armed with red lipstick and the hashtag #RedLipstickSelfie to raise awareness around lung cancer. The...

This Will Increase Your Risk Of Lung Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

BRCA2, the defective gene linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, has now found to play a role in people who develop lung cancer. One in four ...

Lung Cancer Could Be Detected With Simple Breath Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lung cancer, like other cancers, can be recoverable depending on how early the disease is caught. To this end, a simple and cheap breath test has ...

Health Atlas Reveals Disease & Pollution Levels In England & Wales (PICTURES)

Press Association | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A series of maps pinpointing where health conditions including lung cancer and stillbirths are the highest and lowest in England and Wales have been d...

Woman With Lung Cancer Takes Picture Every Day For One Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2013, just four months after getting married. But instead of curling up in a ball and lett...

Poorna Bell

Lung Cancer: How To Spot The Symptoms

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK, and with news that smokers may be much more likely to get it if they carry a faulty gene, it'...

Grandma Betty's Bittersweet Instagram Reveals Heartbreaking Reality Of A Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When 80-year-old Betty Simpson's lung cancer journey took a turn for the worst, her great-grandson decided to document and celebrate the final moments...

Star Of Controversial 'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer' Campaign Dies From Pancreatic Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Kerry Harvey, the star of Pancreatic Cancer Action's 'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer' campaign has passed away, aged 24, from pancreatic cancer. Ali S...

Which Regions Have The Highest Cancer Survival Rates?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of adults and children surviving cancer is on the rise across England, but figures show survival still depends on where someone lives. A...

Government 'Cough Campaign' Leads To Diagnosis Of 700 More Lung Cancer Patients

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A Government campaign urging people with a three-week-old cough to see the doctor has led to a dramatic surge in the detection of lung cancer, say res...

Cancer Deaths Will Halve By 2020

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people dying from breast, prostate and bowel cancer will almost halve by 2020, new figures suggest. Just over a third - 36% - of brea...

Palliative Care Shouldn't Mean the End of Living

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

Being on palliative care shouldn't mean being written off by the medical profession, destined to become another statistic. Life is precious, regardless of how long or short, and should be used not only to make the most of here and now, but also to make a difference for the future.

Doctor Moved In With Widower A Month After Patient's Death

PA | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

A doctor treating a woman with terminal cancer began a relationship with her patient's husband within weeks of her death as the two were "free spirits...