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Statistics on Louisiana's high rate of lung cancer

Lung cancer causes one-third of the cancer deaths in Louisiana. The state's mortality and incidence rates of the disease are much higher than rates throughout the rest of the country. From 2009 to 2013, the national average of lung cancer was 57.3 per 100,000 people. In Louisiana, that jumped to 71.3 per 100,000 people.

Lung cancer: A real risk for some workers

Lung cancer is a career hazard for some industries. Ship builders and people who work on ship maintenance are example of workers who might be more prone to this type of cancer simply because of their work conditions. We realize that nobody should face the prospect of a lifelong disease because of the conditions that they are forced to work in just to earn a living for themselves and their dependents.

Study finds that half of cancer deaths caused by behavior

A new study of cancer in the United States has found that close to half of all cancer deaths in the country are due to the unhealthy behaviors of the patients. You might think that this is quite high but it's actually less than estimates from 35 years ago. The reasons for the drop in numbers are a change in society and research methods.

Examining the cost of treating lung cancer

Being diagnosed with lung cancer is difficult for many people to accept. Many patients who are diagnosed with this disease never smoked a day in their lives. Others smoked for years, quit and then were diagnosed years later. There are also patients diagnosed because of the profession in which they've work for decades. There's no rhyme or reason to who ends up affected by the disease. Today, we will examine the cost of treating lung cancer.

Identifying the symptoms of lung cancer

Lung cancer is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people throughout the country each year. It is always important for you to speak with a doctor about any unusual symptoms or feelings you have regarding your health. Many times, symptoms associated with lung cancer turn out to be bronchitis or some other illness and vice versa.

Coping with the long-term effects of lung cancer

Patients diagnosed with lung cancer will face a long road no matter the stage assigned to the disease by doctors. Between a weakened immune system, treatments and the overall effects of the disease, patients will need to learn how to cope. Lung cancer can be caused by smoking, working in certain industries, being near asbestos and more.

Asbestos-related disease may be a sleeping giant from World Trade Center attack

The attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 was tragic and horrific, and we are all aware of the destruction that occurred on that day. We are aware especially of those who lost their lives, as well as those who gave of themselves in service to the dead and wounded.