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A 33-year-old female asked:

Does asthma inhaler use cause long term damage, cancer? how about inhaled steroid? know need it, but i just want to know what risks may be for future

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
No: None to my knowledge , but to breath you need inhaler and as far steroids are concerns why not go for singulair (montelukast) ?
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
No cancer risk : Inhaler medications are not associated with an increased risk of cancers.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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