lung cancer

Parton knew he needed extraordinary measures to beat the disease: the cancer was spreading all over his body. That’s when he met with Dr. Edward Garon of the UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

By uclahealth • October 23, 2019

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States — over 160,000 people will die each year from the disease. Identifying lung cancer early may make it easier to treat. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now urges low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening [...]

By uclahealth • February 13, 2019

After my father passed away from lung & brain cancer. He's body was donated to UCLA for research & study. I've been always proud to have worked for President Reagan & to know that one of u/r centers is named after him. My mother mailed me from L.A., my birth [...]

By Oats33 • February 6, 2019

https://youtu.be/3EGBM10Fyv0 For the vast majority of patients with lung cancer, advances in treatment have been minimal. Chemotherapy remains the standard of care, and for those whose cancer worsens during or after initial treatment, the outcome of so-called second-line therapy has been poor: Only about 10 percent of patients show [...]

By uclahealth • November 7, 2016

For Abby Nathanson, 17, and best friend Ruby Garland, 17, baking cakes is a bittersweet tribute to a woman who was known not only for her love of creating sweet treats, but also her warrior-like attitude and determination to beat one of the deadliest cancers in the world. [...]

By Reggie Kumar • August 9, 2016

Smog isn’t just unsightly. It’s downright dangerous. As you might expect, breathing in the small particles and noxious gases in polluted air can worsen respiratory problems, such as asthma and emphysema. However, your lungs aren’t the only things affected. In fact, air pollution can affect your health from head [...]

By uclahealth • June 15, 2016

In May 2014, I had a routine breast cancer screening at UCLA Medical Center on 15th Street in Santa Monica. I had numerous x-rays and ultrasounds. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on both breasts, but they were two different types of breast cancer in each breast. I underwent [...]

By Rebecca Miller • June 6, 2016

It's been almost 6 years since I had my surgery for my lung cancer. I have been given this life opportunity to experience what it takes to recover from a major chest wound while I have been working in the field of thoracic surgery for more than ten years. Healing [...]

By Jenang • June 6, 2016