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The FDA has approved the first new treatment in 15 years for an aggressive form of lung cancer. The device, the NovoTTF-100L System made by Novocure, uses electric fields to stop solid tumors from mesothelioma from dividing. Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused by the inhalation…

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COPD is a common lung disease. When a person has it, it is very common to have the difficulty of breathing. Two main forms of COPD * Emphysema: lung damage * Chronic bronchitis: long term productive cough or with mucus Causes The main cause is due to smoking. This is a risk factor but not…

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One of the diseases that comprised COPD or Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease is emphysema. This lung condition can lead to gradual lung tissue damage. It mainly targets the destruction and thinning of air sacs or alveoli. As time goes by, the inner walls of the air sacs can be weak which later on be ruptured….

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of chronic (long-term) lung disease that includes emphysema and, often, chronic bronchitis. COPD can make it difficult to breathe. Women may be more likely to develop COPD from smoking or, very rarely, from exposure to pollution or chemicals. You can treat COPD with medicines, but COPD is…

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