The intestinal structure and function

The intestinal structure and function The human intestine consists of two essential parts: small intestine and large intestine. The small intestine connects directly to the stomach. It is two to three meters long and lies in many loops in the abdomen. The small intestine has the task of further digesting Continue Reading

Next-Generation Targeted Therapy Improves Lung Cancer Survival

Two types of treatment targeting different genetic mutations show promising results in clinical studies. Two second-generation therapies for non–small cell lung cancer with specific genetic mutations slowed disease progression and increased survival in people with advanced disease, researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting last Continue Reading

Lung cancer: Determination of the disease stage

Lung cancer: Determination of the disease stage Lung cancer,  Determination of the disease stage, Depending on the extent of the tumor one speaks of different stages (stages of development, tumor stages) of the lung cancer. The exact assignment is the prerequisite for the right therapy to be initiated. The classification Continue Reading

Genetics improves understanding of lung cancer

Genetics improves understanding of lung cancer Lung cancer is predominantly detected in an advanced tumor stage. A cure is then unlikely. Yet, thanks to scientific advances, much has been done for patients with advanced lung cancer in recent years. Genetics in particular has helped to better understand the disease and Continue Reading

Therapy of lung cancer

Therapy of lung cancer Therapy of lung cancer, Through intensive research, an insight has emerged more and more in recent years: lung cancer is not equal to lung cancer. Each tumor is a complex entity with specific features such as, Eg a particular type of tissue or a concrete stage of Continue Reading

The lungs: structure and function

The lungs structure and function The lungs structure and function, How does our breathing system work? The lungs, together with the heart and the large blood vessels, lie in the chest cavity. It consists of the right and the left lung wing. The lung wings are further subdivided into so-called lung Continue Reading

Treatment methods for lung cancer

Treatment methods for lung cancer Treatment methods for lung cancer, Several methods are available to the treating physician to treat lung cancer. Treatment methods which are suitable for the therapy of lung cancer are: surgery radiotherapy chemotherapy Targeted therapy Treatment of bone metastases pain treatment How is lung cancer surgery? If Continue Reading