Articles Tagged with lung cancer

Smoker’s Lungs Used In Transplant Results In Patient’s Death

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London, England – A woman has died after receiving a smoker’s lungs during a transplant, according to Fox News. The 27-year-old woman received the transplant at Harefield Hospital in London. Roughly 16 months after receiving the transplant, the woman died of lung cancer. Her father is now asking that hospitals release the medical history of… Read more »

Lung Cancer Risk Lowered By Aspirin Use in Women, Study Finds

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A daily, low-dose aspirin regimen has been linked to a host of health benefits- including reduced risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular issues- but a new study has shown a surprising link between a daily aspirin regimen and reduced risk of lung cancer in women. Of course, an aspirin regimen is not right… Read more »

Yearly Lung Cancer Screening Cost-Effective For Smokers, Study Finds

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This month, health news has centered a bit around the cost-effectiveness of frequent screenings, but one particular type (lung cancer tests for long-term smokers) still has the go ahead. Yearly pap smears were one of the tests experts said might be better if done less frequently, and overall, a panel of nine different medical disciplines… Read more »

Doctors Keep Donated Lungs Breathing While Waiting for Patient

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Nancy Bloch, 60, of Wstchester, N.Y., is now the second patient to successfully undergo a new experimental approach to lung transplantation at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Where usually lungs are checked while in the donor’s deceased body and removed when deemed viable, lungs in this new approach are removed and placed in a transparent case…. Read more »