Your Health: Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, and more people die from it than breast, prostate and colorectal cancer combined. Although it is often viewed as a disease of smokers, lung cancer is more common in non-smokers than many people realize.
In this interview, oncologist Dr. Martin Edelman of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center discusses types of lung cancer and why it is important for doctors to correctly assess and stage a patient’s cancer before deciding on a treatment. New therapeutic approaches include targeting gene mutations and harnessing the body’s immune system to fight the cancer.