Florida jury slaps RJ Reynolds with USD 23.6 bn in damages: Lawyer

A Florida state jury has ordered the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company to pay $23.6 billion in punitive damages to the wife of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer, her attorneys said.

Nepal PM recovers significantly from lung cancer

Nepal`s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with lungs cancer, has been recovering quickly, his personal doctor said Sunday.

New breathalyzer test could help detect `deadly` lung cancer

Researchers have developed a breathalyzer test that could help detect cancer.

25 pc smokers with gene defect likelier to develop lung cancer

25 percent of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene would be developing lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals.

People with health concerns shouldn`t trust Wikipedia, say experts

A new study has revealed that Wikipedia contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries and people with health issues should speak to their doctors first.

Breath analysis could help detect early lung cancer

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are now using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer.

Treat sexual problems in lung cancer patients on priority: Experts

Raising an issue that has been ignored for long in the case of lung cancer patients, experts have urged physicians to pay more attention on how such patients suffer difficulties with sexual expression and intimacy.

Inherited mutated gene increases lung cancer risk in women

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggest that people who have an inherited mutation of a certain gene have a high chance of getting lung cancer than heavy smokers with or without the inherited mutation.

Healthy cells may be harbingers of lung cancer: Study

Seemingly healthy cells may, in fact, hide clues that lung cancer would later develop, an alarming study shows.

Simple tips to prevent lung cancer

Even if most lung cancers are caused by tobacco use accounting for 80-90% of all the lung cancer cases, preventing the disease goes beyond avoiding smoking.

Cancer incidence likely to rise five-fold in India by 2025: Experts

With a million new cases being reported every year, cancer seems to be tightening its grip on India. Experts say the incidence of the killer disease is expected to rise five-fold by 2025.

Pollution increasing lung cancer in Indian women

In a worrying trend noted by oncologists, lung cancer is increasing rapidly among Indian women. The foremost reason, much against popular perception, is not smoking but environmental pollution.

Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth: Study

People who smoke or have lung cancer should think twice about taking vitamin supplements, according to a Swedish study Wednesday that showed certain antioxidants may make tumours grow faster.

Breath test may help detect lung cancer: Study

A simple breath test can help detect lung cancer in its early stages, according to a new study.

New US report links more diseases, health problems to smoking

Smoking - known to cause lung cancer and heart disease - can even trigger diabetes, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, blindness and liver cancer, according to a new US report released today which also found that modern cigarettes are more dangerous than ever.

Lung cancer rates decline for U.S. men, women: Study

The percentage of U.S. adults developing lung cancer is falling, with the sharpest declines among those aged 35 to 44, according to U.S. data released on Thursday, fifty years after the surgeon general`s first-ever report warning of the dangers of smoking.

Risk of dying from cancer down 20 percent: Study

The risk of dying from cancer in the United States has declined 20 percent over the past two decades, according to the American Cancer Society`s annual report out Tuesday.

Eight million lives saved since US alarm on smoking 50 years ago

More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on January 11, 1964, when Dr. Luther Terry delivered the first Surgeon General`s Report on Smoking and Health outlining the links between tobacco use, lung cancer and death.

Soon, breathalyser to detect lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the world`s biggest killers and the most common type of cancer.To tackle this menace, British scientists are developing a breathalyser device that can detect lung cancer in early stages even before patients start experiencing the symptoms.

New cancer cases rise to 14.1 million people worldwide: WHO

Around 14.1 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2012, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation.