The wife of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi discovered the diagnosis in a note in his prison medical records from 2012.
Bill returned to work Monday after two months off and wanted to share a message.
He said a CAT scan back in January revealed a spot on his lung. He said it was not the same spot where he was originally diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2009.
Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now offering lung cancer patients a new option in minimally invasive surgery, using a robot to assist them with removing cancerous lobes.
Thoracic surgery has come a long way in recent years. Boston Medical Center is the first hospital in New England to offer port access robot lobectomies to treat lung cancer.
For cancer patients, the treatment often feels worse than the disease, but scientists have developed a new therapy with virtually no side effects.
Lung cancer is the deadliest of all cancers, killing smokers and non-smokers alike. In fact more people die each year from lung cancer than from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
The National Cancer Institute announced Thursday that a screening test may help fight the nation’s top cancer killer.
Actress Patricia Neal, who won an Oscar in 1964 for “Hud” and later fought back from crippling strokes, has died at her home on Martha’s Vineyard. She was 84.