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News tag: lung cancer


More Australians than expected will die of smoking

24 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Unless able to quit smoking, two thirds of Australians who have the habit will die of it, a new study shows. The study conducted at Australian National University found that smoking as few as 10 cigarettes a day doubled the risk of dying early by as much as 10 years,…


Exposure to diesel fumes affects health

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Exposure to diesel exhaust fumes for as little as two hours can lead to drastic health-related changes caused by switching some genes on while other genes are switched off, new research found. The effect of such fumes damages the chemical “coating” called methylation, the glue binding together a person’s DNA,…


GP failure to identify symptoms results in high lung cancer death rates

14 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
With a rate of one in three, lung cancer patients die within 90 days after receiving the diagnostic, as GPs fail to identify the symptoms, new research unveiled. These findings appear in the context of more than 40,000 people in the UK receiving the devastating diagnostic of lung cancer. As…


Lung cancer dormant for up to 20 years

10 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
It may take up to 20 years before dormant lung cancer turns into an aggressive form. Genetic mutations causing lung cancer could go undetected for up to two decades before reaching the tipping point of cancer cell growing rapidly. The dormant period of lung cancer can be used to fight…