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A 22-year-old female asked:

My lungs are damaged from cancer treatment 12 years ago, been smoking cigs for 9, my asthma treatment has not been helping lately could it be copd?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Lung damage: Why are doing this to yourself? You know the answer perfectly. Smoking is not the answer to anything and it will worsen your asthma, lung damage, restriction or copd. Whatever you want to call it.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Could certainly be.: Smoking when you have lungs that are already chronically damaged is simply careless. Smoking after having had cancer at such a young age is even more careless. You're inviting a future of medical hardship, pure and simple. Stop smoking. You will notice in time that your "asthma" will be more responsive to treatment.

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Last updated May 11, 2016

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