When was lung cancer first discovered?

Answer Cancer is an ancient disease, making it difficult to pinpoint exactly when certain types were discovered. Egyptian scrolls dating back to 1,600 B.C. describe a condition believed to be breast cance... Read More »

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In which country was lung cancer first discovered?

Hanspeter Witschi of University of California, Davis, writes in his paper, "A Short History of Lung Cancer," the first known reports of lung cancer were found around 1500 in underground miners in ... Read More »

What scientist discovered lung cancer?

Cancer is an ancient disease, and no one person can be said to have discovered it. Egyptian papyrus from 1600 B.C.E. describes cancer. In 1964 U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a ground-... Read More »

Who was the scientist that discovered lung cancer?

British scientist Sir Richard Doll discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer. Doll published a study in 1950 that stated that "smoking was a major cause of lung cancer." Doll was knighted... Read More »

What are the first signs of lung cancer?

coughing, I only had a small cough, so I let it go. The next thing I felt was a pain in my chest that went into my back, and down my arm. I went to my dr. who ordered a chest exray, it showed a mas... Read More »