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Chest X-rays proven useless for preventing lung cancer, so why are they still used?

7/14/2013 - Still a common practice for doctors to order annual chest X-rays for their patients with suspected lung cancer, it has been long proven that this type of screening tool is useless. Even as far back as the Mayo Lung Project of chest radiographs and cytology screening, conducted during the 1970s and 80s,...

Dogs can smell lung cancer in humans

4/10/2013 - Canines apparently possess a unique olfactory trait that allows them to sniff out the presence of cancer in the breath of people with the disease. And a new pilot study out of Austria suggests that dogs just might be the wave of the future as far as early detection is concerned, with recent trials showing...

How vitamin D helps prevent lung cancer

3/18/2012 - Increasing vitamin D may now be a matter of life or death, as recent studies have shown that it may play a vital role in the fight against lung cancer. To date, lung cancer is one of the three most common cancers that kill men and women in developed countries with a statistic of one million deaths every...

Milk thistle extract shown to halt lung cancer progression in its tracks

12/7/2011 - Lung cancer is a devastating disease with a traditionally poor survival rate of less than ten percent after five years from diagnosis. There are a number of well documented triggers that cause tissue damage that eventually results in DNA damage, allowing lung cancer cells to develop and spread. Researchers...

Amazing milk thistle may also curb lung cancer

11/30/2011 - Milk thistle's use for liver health for 2000 years was almost lost under Big Pharma's medical monopoly. Fortunately, it has experienced a revival as an efficacious natural medicine over the last few decades. And now, recent milk thistle research indicates it may also be useful for treating cancer. General...

Gardening activities reduce lung cancer risk by 50%

7/25/2011 - Not only is having a green thumb a great way to stay healthier and happier, but new research shows it can actually protect you from cancer. Noted cancer treatment and research center M.D. Anderson, at the University of Texas, found in a study that time spent gardening once or twice a week can reduce...

Lung cancer study shows that nail clippings really are useful in identifying, assessing disease

3/8/2011 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have published a study showing that lung cancer risk can be identified through an evaluation of toenail clippings. The research, which analyzed nicotine content in toenails, counters the false notion that hair and nail analyses are medically...

B vitamins cut risk of lung cancer by 50 percent

10/9/2010 - A higher daily intake of B vitamins may decrease lung cancer risk, according to a study conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers followed 400,000 people from 10 European countries for...

New Study: B6, Methionine and Folate Slash Lung Cancer by Two-Thirds

7/15/2010 - A new study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found convincing evidence that is good news for lung cancer prevention. It has found that the combination of Vitamin B6, methionine and folate reduces the chances of lung cancer by a whopping two-thirds. Lung...

Vitamin B6 and methionine slash lung cancer risk by 50 percent

6/29/2010 - Lung cancer, which usually develops in the cells lining air passages, will be diagnosed in about 222,520 Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, the NCI says nearly half that many people -- about 157,300 -- will die from the disease in 2010. Although lung...

Pistachios Slash Lung Cancer Risk

1/1/2010 - People who want to avoid the leading cancer killer have a pal in the pistachio. According to the latest research on this nutritional nut, pistachios help reduce the risk of developing lung cancer because of their high gamma-tocopherol content. Gamma-tocopherol is a form of vitamin E that has been proven...

Nutty news from scientists: pistachios reduce lung cancer risk

12/14/2009 - Researchers have reported over the past year that nuts offer a wide range of health benefits -- from helping fight the pre-diabetic condition known as metabolic syndrome (http://www.naturalnews.com/025098_nuts_mediterranean_diet_metabolic_syndrome.html_) to preventing age-related blindness (http://www.naturalnews.com/026369_olive_oil_nuts_blindness.html)...

Mesothelioma, lung cancer and nutrition

10/24/2009 - Mesothelioma doesn't have to be fatal. This rare form of lung cancer has long been feared by workers exposed to asbestos in their work environments, and much of that fear is justified: This form of cancer can be deadly. But it doesn't always have to be. There are natural ways to greatly extend life,...

Removing Ovaries Ups Womenís Lung Cancer Risk

9/26/2009 - Ovaries, the almond-shaped organs that sit on each side of the uterus in a woman's pelvis, contain eggs and produce hormones that control the menstrual cycle. Mounting research shows they must do more than that, too, because after the surgical removal of ovaries, women are at heightened risk for serious...

Synthetic Hormones May Be Linked to Lung Cancer Deaths

7/9/2009 - According to researchers, women using synthetic hormones may have an increased chance of dying from lung cancer. Findings from the Women`s Health Initiative indicate that the use of Prempro, a synthetic estrogen coupled with a synthetic form of progesterone, can lead to a 59 percent increased risk of...

American Medical Association Promoted Tobacco, Cigarettes in its Medical Journal

6/12/2009 - This article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2007, but given the recent passage of a "tobacco control bill" by the U.S. Senate, it deserves repeating. Read this article to learn some rather shocking information about the history of collaboration between Big Tobacco and the American Medical Association. Despite...

Natural Vitamin E Slashes Lung Cancer Risk by 55 Percent

5/11/2009 - A higher intake of vitamin E can cut the risk of lung cancer by more than half, researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has found. In a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers used the National Cancer Institute's Health Habits and History...

Famous Study Blaming Beta-Carotene for Increases in Lung Cancer Was Dishonest, Flawed

5/5/2009 - A German professor has questioned the findings of a recent study that linked beta-carotene supplements to an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers. "The obvious weakness of this study lies in its methodology," said Hans Konrad Biesalski of the Institute for Biological Chemistry and Nutrition at...

Inositol May Prevent Lung Cancer in Cigarette Smokers

1/22/2009 - Smoking cigarettes and reading Natural News are two very incompatible notions. But Natural News readers are people after all, and thus not totally perfect. Besides, even the most fastidious raw foodist probably knows or even loves someone who occasionally takes a puff. For them, research on a substance...

Processed Foods Linked to Lung Cancer

12/30/2008 - Why do some people get lung cancer Ė even if they never smoke? New research suggests eating a lot of processed foods containing inorganic phosphates could be the explanation. What's more, the study also suggests that dietary changes to avoid these chemical additives may play an important role in lung...

New England Journal of Medicine Admits to Publishing Potentially Fraudulent Lung Cancer Study

8/20/2008 - In a correction and editorial, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has revealed that a study on a new method of diagnosing lung cancer might have been tainted by financial conflicts of interest. "We and our readers were surprised to learn that the source of the funding of the charitable foundation...

Exercise Slashes Lung Cancer Risk by 45 Percent in Former Smokers

7/15/2008 - Physical exercise can decrease the risk of developing lung cancer by up to 45 percent in former smokers, while proper diet can decrease it even further, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention...

Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers

7/25/2007 - Despite its stated mission, "To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health," the American Medical Association (AMA) has taken many missteps in protecting the health of the American people. One of the most striking examples is the AMA's long-term relationship with the...

Living close to heavy industry may increase risk of lung cancer (press release)

11/14/2006 - Living close to heavy industry may increase the risk of developing lung cancer, although the effect is relatively modest, suggests research published ahead of print in Thorax. Over 200 women under the age of 80 with primary lung cancer were compared with 339 healthy women matched for age and sex...

Lung Cancer Might be Overdiagnosed (press release)

7/24/2006 - Thorough preventive screening measures for lung cancer may be identifying too many abnormalities as cancerous, a new study says. Participants in the Mayo Lung Project who had been previously diagnosed with lung cancer were interviewed about their diagnosis, overall health, and smoking history. Researchers...

Green tea phytochemicals shown to prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and more

12/11/2003 3:19:41 PM - New research shows just how powerful the phytochemicals in green tea are turning out to be: they are now known to prevent breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and other forms of cancer. In fact, if green tea were a prescription drug, it would be called a "miracle cancer cure"...

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