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BY Ronda Wendler

Steve Castellaw got much more than a haircut when he went to see his stylist. He also got the first clue that led to his lung cancer diagnosis.

The real estate broker from Highlands, North Carolina was sitting in the hairdresser’s chair when she pointed out something odd.

“Do you know you have a lump on the side of your head?” the stylist asked, as she guided her client’s hand to a dime-sized bump just above his left ear...

Lung cancer survivor Steve Castellaw and his wife, Karen

BY Ashley Stringer

In 2017, I began experiencing shortness of breath when exercising on the treadmill. I’d noticed commercials on TV about COPD, and I thought...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Thousands of people will get screening exams for breast cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer this year. Others will get diagnostic tests...

BY Rachel Chua Bradley

When I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer at age 50, I received treatment from a local oncologist, close to my home in northern Virginia. But when the cancer came back just a few years later, I went to MD Anderson.

I was not satisfied with the possible outcomes of the treatment plan my original oncologist suggested. If this was my last chance to live, I wanted to go to the best. And that meant MD Anderson, the No. 1...

Lung cancer survivor Rachel Chua Bradley

BY Danielle Underferth

Cigarette smoking has been on the decline for years. But one segment of the tobacco market is still going strong: menthol cigarettes....

BY Meagan Raeke

Smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer. Yet, about 20% of lung cancers deaths occur in people who have never smoked, according to the American...

BY Eva Orbach

During a routine physical exam in June 2010, my doctor expressed concern about a possible heart abnormality. A CT scan showed my heart was...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most difficult aspects of treating lung cancer with radiation therapy is determining the best way to deliver it. Ideally, doctors...

BY Meagan Raeke

Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines for annual lung cancer screening through low-dose CT scans...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Fran Sargent’s doctor in Michigan said he’d need to remove her entire left lung to confirm she had cancer, her response was swift.