Lung Cancer Patients Diagnosed in Emergency Department Have Worse Survival

A significant proportion of lung cancer patients are first diagnosed with their disease as part of an emergency presentation to acute medical services. Data show that the relative survival of those presenting in the emergency department (ED) is less than half of that of patients who present by other routes. Those presenting in the ED…

Who needs lung cancer screening?

 Lung cancer is a certified killer, and it’s much more common than people realize. Of everyone who dies from cancer, more than a quarter will die from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in United States and worldwide. About 90 percent of lung cancer cases are from smoking, and the five-year surgical…

Herbs for Quit Smoking

A number of natural herbs produce the same effect as nicotine, yet is not addictive, and helps eliminate the desire to smoke. The dried leaves and flowers derived from such plant have a rather strong smell and when chewed, they taste the same as tobacco. Beware of the side effects of quitting smoking herbs, including…

Acupuncture for Quit Smoking #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Based on the traditional Chinese medicine, invisible life energy travels around the body along special pathways. The energy flow is critical for human health. When this energy flow gets blocked, people have health problems. An acupuncturist inserts thin sterile needles into the skin at certain places where energy is thought to be blocked. The needles…

Hypnotherapy for Quit Smoking #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, Matt Damon, and Ellen DeGeneres all quitted their smoking with hypnosis. Drew Barrymore managed to kick a two to three pack a day habit that she had had since her teens with the assistance of hypnosis. Charlize Theron beat her smoking habit through hypnosis. Matt Damon quitted smoking straight after just…

What is Cold Turkey? #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

“Cold Turkey” is an expression describing the actions of a person who gives up a habit or addiction all at once. The term originates from the idea that cold turkey is a dish that requires little or no preparation in the kitchen. “To quit like cold turkey” would be to quit in the same way…

Quit & Alternative Smoking Strategies #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Different people have different reasons to quit smoking. The reason is not important. What is important is that you have taken the decision to quit smoking. This is a huge achievement. Meanwhile, don’t spoil it by rushing to the end without walking all the way. You need to establish your own strategies and to prepare…

Abstinence from Tobacco Smoking #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Combustion is the problem of the conventional cigarette smoking. When burned, all combustible matter produces toxins, including carcinogens. Smoking cigarettes is like burning dirty. The temperature of burning cigarette is low, and oxygen supply is scarce. Few toxins are specific to the burning of tobacco leaves; and a lot are simply in the smoke because…

Smoking Reduces Incidence of Some Diseases #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Tobacco smokers think that antismoking activists misrepresent research to make smoking seem more dangerous than it is. For example, smokers argue that many of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke, such as lead and arsenic, are found in much higher concentrations in so called healthy foods, such as wine and fish. Furthermore, smokers contend that…

Tobacco is a Dirty Weed, I Like It #WorldLungCancerDay @kcancer

Here is a poem by Graham Lee Hemminger, Penn State Froth, Tobacco. Tobacco is a dirty weed I like it. It satisfies no normal need. I like it. It makes you thin, it makes you lean, It takes the hair right off your bean. It’s the worst darn stuff I’ve ever seen. I like it….

Rebrand Smoking: Options for Quit and Alternative Smoking

The era that smoking cigarettes make you look sexy, help you relax, and lift your spirits is definitely vanishing. But this doesn’t mean it is the end of tobacco smoking. We still have long way to go. Historically, even death penalty had negligent effect on stopping smokers from smoking. In contrary, Repressive measures seem to…

World Lung Cancer Day

August 1 is the World Lung Cancer Day. Kcancer would like to remind everyone of the dismal numbers and statistics associated with this disease. A lot has been achieved, but a lot more needs to be done. Let’s join hands and work towards making lung cancer a chronically manageable disease! Kcancer hosts forums on lung…