Focus on Lung / Esophageal / Thoracic Cancer
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to lung, esophageal, and thoracic cancers. All Focus articles are also available.
September 15, 2014
March 31, 2014
Ninety percent of people who try to quit cold turkey can't, and for those who do quit, "slipping" is common. Accepting that slips are part of the process, and learning about addiction and nicotine replacement products can help you stay tobacco-free.
January 06, 2014
Dartmouth researchers analyzed toenail clippings to measure long-term arsenic levels in the body. They found significantly increased exposure in people who regularly consume beer, white wine, Brussel sprouts, and dark meat fish.
December 20, 2013
Imagine aiming a radiation beam at a moving target like a lung, or a delicate area like a prostate. A new platform for our top-of-the-line linear accelerator makes these challenges easier and safer.
December 16, 2013
Common treatments for osteoporosis (bisphosphonates like Boniva or Fosamax), prescribed to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of fracture, can irritate the esophagus in some patients. Do these drugs increase your risk for cancer?
October 18, 2013
You can't see or smell it, but radon gas may be entering your basement through the soil around and under the foundation. Once inside, radon binds to dust particles in the air you breathe, and can cause lung cancer.
October 07, 2013
Adults with a history of heavy smoking have a new way to protect themselves from lung cancer. An independent panel of experts says low-dose CT scans save lives by finding lung cancer earlier. The opinion means low-dose CT scans could soon be offered annually to some smokers and former smokers.
August 05, 2013
July 05, 2013
June 03, 2013
April 22, 2013
February 04, 2013
They had driven from Keene, Nashua, Manchester, and Springfield, Vermont, for this gathering. This group of seventeen cancer survivors and spouses had never met before, but they shared a common experience of losing an esophagus to cancer.
November 20, 2012
July 16, 2012
Thanks to research conducted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, smokers can now take an active role in making decisions about their long-term health.
June 27, 2012
It's shocking. Every day, more than 1,200 people in the United States die from smoking-related causes—more than 440,000 Americans every year.
March 19, 2012
October 11, 2011