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BY Ronda Wendler

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined. Because lung cancer may not produce noticeable symptoms in its early stages, more than 60% of people are diagnosed after the cancer has spread beyond the lungs and is more difficult to treat.

But now, a first-of-its-kind...

illustration of lungs

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a cancer caregiver, you’ve probably been told it’s important to take care of your own physical and mental health, too. But sometimes that...

BY MD Anderson staff

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ was launched five years ago to increase the speed at which our scientists and physicians turn their research...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Phil Richmond never missed his annual physical, and he considers himself lucky for that. Because he smoked, his doctor performed a chest X-ray every other year. And it was through one such X-ray in 2008 that his doctor noticed a spot on his lung, which was confirmed by a PET scan. The diagnosis was clear: Phil had lung cancer.

“I was lucky I received an early lung cancer diagnosis,” Phil says. “Most cases aren’t caught until later...

Cancerwise blog post: Lung cancer survivor travels to MD Anderson for lung cancer treatment

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

During the last 16 years, Dian Snowden has sought treatment at MD Anderson for numerous health issues, including thyroid cancer screening...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Spiral CT lung cancer screening can help save lives. Current smokers (or former smokers who quit in the past 15 years) and those who smoke...

BY MD Anderson

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, but new advances in prevention, lung cancer screening and research are helping to save...

BY Chuck Martinez

Six years after a stage III lung cancer diagnosis and 13 years after a superficial bladder cancer diagnosis and two recurrences, it&#39...

BY Tom Barber

I have watched several friends and, now, a mother and two sisters at or near death from lung cancer. When my sister passed away this summer...

BY Scott Merville

When a massive clinical trial about lung cancer screening shows a benefit to current and former smokers, why can it take so long to become...