Lung Cancer

Triggers — or reasons why someone wants to smoke, are different for everyone who is trying to quit smoking. Try these strategies to control some of the most common smoking triggers.

Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS, Chair of Department of Thoracic Surgery and Grace Dy, MD, at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, sat down to answer some of the internet's most-searched-for questions related to lung cancer.

What does lung cancer feel like? Sometimes it doesn’t feel like anything at all.

Every April, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center works to raise awareness about cancer among minority populations by recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 8-14, 2019.

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. In the United States, more people die every year of lung cancer than of the other major cancers – breast, prostate and colon – combined.

We asked some of Roswell Park’s doctors who specialize in cancers that affect women to share some tips for preventing or treating cancer. Here’s what they offered.

Judy was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in 2016. Almost a year after her diagnosis, with the help of Keytruda, Judy’s tumor has shrunk 95 percent.
Coughing removes particles, mucus, irritants or fluids from the lungs. Coughs may be caused by something in the air, such as cooking fumes, perfume or spices, or it may be related to congestion caused by a cold, allergies or a respiratory infection. In general, coughing is your body’s way of responding to irritation and is usually considered normal and healthy. But sometimes a persistent cough is a warning sign of something more complex, including lung cancer.
Asbestos, mold and radon: three hazardous substances you never want to find in your home. While all three can be removed and remediated by trained professionals, radon is different, because you can’t see, smell or taste it. That doesn't mean radon is harmless. If left untreated, it can be hazardous to your family’s health. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Evidence strongly suggests that "light" cigarettes may actually increase a smoker’s risk of developing a type of non-small cell lung cancer called lung adenocarcinoma.

When they're out protecting the lives of other people, firefighters put themselves at risk for many types of cancer. Here are some practical steps for reducing that risk.

June is Men’s Health Month, a time when we focus on increasing awareness of preventable health problems to encourage men to take more active roles in preventing disease and detecting and treating problems early.