Among men, lung cancer deaths are now falling in most EU countries, including all new member states from central and eastern Europe, but they are still rising among women, find researchers in this weeks BMJ. Tobacco remains Europes single biggest cause of preventable death, and tobacco related diseases cause 650,000 unnecessary deaths every year in [...]
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Smoking is dangerous not just for the health the smokers but also for their children’s.
Children exposed to tobacco smoke every day have three-and-a-half times higher chances to develop lung cancer than the children of non-smokers.
The results came from a survey involving more than 123,000 people in 10 European countries. Information regarding exposure to [...]
Tobacco smoke triggers the production of COX-2, a cellular protein linked to the development and progression of cancer, according to research published in the January 15 issue of the journal Cancer Research.
Tobacco smoke also promoted rapid cellular production of two proteins that initiate an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) driven cascade leading to the production [...]
There is an apparent link between a commonly used agricultural pesticide and lung cancer.
Organophosphate sold as chlorpyrifos, contained in 800 pesticides is one of several toxic compounds the institute is studying for potential to cause cancer and other serious disorders.
The chemical may damage DNA in the lungs.
The link to lung cancer was dose-dependent, and [...]
Church candles and incense can be dangerous to the lungs.
Church air appears considerably higher in cancer causing polycyclic hydrocarbons than air beside busy roads and it has particulate matter levels of up to 20 times the European limits.
With all those church candles lighting up for Christmas, December could be an especially dangerous month for [...]
Drinking red wine could protect against lung cancer, but white wine may increase the risk.
Red wine contains tannins and resveratrol which could explain the drink’s anti-cancer properties. Tannins act as antioxidants, which mop up free radicals - particles harmful to cells. Resveratrol is known to fight cancer tumour growth.
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Treating patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer more aggressively by giving them higher doses of radiation helps keep the disease from spreading and allows some patients to live longer.
Patients who received the higher dose of radiation also typically lived longer than their counterparts receiving the lower dose of radiation. The median survival time [...]