A colored magnetic resonance imaging scan of a cancerous tumor in the lung, in orange, upper right. The combination treatment is a significant improvement, she said. Another had to stop because of side effects after two or three months, but is well two years later. But this study included patients with varying levels. The results are expected to quickly set a new standard of care for about 70,000 patients each year in the United States whose lung cancer has already spread by the time it's found.
Copyright © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. All Rights Reserved. But many doctors did not adopt it because the trial was small and didn’t initially show a survival benefit, Gandhi said. She was previously The Post's health, science and environment editor. The lung-eating disease increasingly affecting women (and Barbara Bush). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may not exactly be a household term.