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Category: Lung | In the media
Professor recommends lung cancer screening for older smokers. Following the release of US data, Professor John Field from the University of Liverpool suggests that planning should start immediately for a new lung cancer screening service targeting older smokers in the UK. According to Professor…
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Category: Lung
Consultants at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are using a new form of keyhole surgery for lung cancer, using just one small incision. Our surgical team believes that this may result in less pain, less scarring, reduced recovery time and increased mobility post operation. Conventional…
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Category: Lung
Immunosuppressant drugs can increase the risk of latent tuberculosis being reactivated in the body, so Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals are checking patients who receive them. Traditionally used to prevent the body from rejecting a transplanted organ, immunosuppressant drugs are also…
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Category: Lung
Professor Michael Polkey, consultant respiratory physician, and Dr Cordingley, consultant in intensive care medicine, discuss the pitfalls of mechanical ventilation and why a respiratory weaning service may be needed. Q. What is mechanical ventilation and why is it needed? A. Mechanical…
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Royal Brompton Hospital opened its specialist 1318nm lung laser theatre in 2010, and continues to lead the way in this innovative field. The lung laser uses a special wavelength laser beam to remove tumours from patients’ lungs, with minimal damage to neighbouring healthy lung tissue. The lung…
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The new Paediatric Sleep and Ventilation Unit was opened at Royal Brompton Hospital by Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands. The unit, which was funded by the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, will help around 1,000 children each year who experience difficulties breathing at night.…
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Category: Lung | In the media
As research suggests an increase in lung cancer, consider booking a lung cancer risk assessment clinic to put your mind at ease. A study in cancer rates predicts that in the next 30 years the number of women with lung cancer will more than treble. The number is estimated to go up from its current…
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Category: Lung | In the media
Research suggests that improvements in diagnosis and treatment is lowering the death rate for lung cancer. New research released by Cancer Research UK and Professor Peter Sasieni, from Queen Mary, University of London, suggests that death rates from some types of cancer will fall by up to half…
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