Lung Cancer

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...

Lung Cancer Risk Posed By Traffic Fumes, Study Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Even low level exposure to traffic fumes can increase the risk of lung cancer, a large study has found. Air pollution may have to be added to smoki...

Persistent Cough? See Your GP Says Health Chiefs As It May Be Lung Cancer

PA | PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People with a persistent cough should see their GP early in case it is a sign of lung cancer, health chiefs said. Almost 24,000 people a year in En...

New life-saving lung disease detector developed

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A tool is being developed to help doctors search patients' lungs for infection and potentially save lives. The microscopic probe will use the l...

Quitting Smoking: Traps that Stop you Succeeding

Vincent Brogan | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

Before you stop you need to take smoking triggers into account and avoid the more dangerous ones after quitting. Consider listing the times, places and situations where you enjoyed or felt the need to smoke in the past. Plan a diversion like taking up exercise.

Ex-Smokers Can Gain An Extra 10 Years, Says Study

PA | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women smokers can earn themselves 10 years of extra life by quitting the habit before middle age, say scientists. A study of 1.3 million women foun...

Shift Workers Face Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Ellee Seymour | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Tech
Ellee Seymour

I was stunned last week to learn that shift workers who work through the night face an increased risk of breast cancer. This includes our emergency services, nurses and care workers, as well as call centre and airline staff.

Cancer Death Rates Set To Fall By 17%

PA | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK

Cancer death rates in the UK are set to fall by almost 17% by 2030, experts predict, but deaths from oral and liver cancer are rising. Better diagn...

Novelist Sian Busby, Wife Of BBC's Robert Peston, Dies After 'Long Illness'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

BBC Business Editor Robert Peston has taken a "short leave of absence" after the death of his wife. A note on his popular BBC blog read: "It is wit...

More Evidence That We Need to Stop Tobacco Marketing

Henry Scowcroft | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics
Henry Scowcroft

We're engaged in an epic battle with the tobacco industry over plain packaging.