Does chronic lung disease mean cancer?

NO. Chronic lung disease can take several forms. The most common is COPD or emphysema. The most common risk factor for emphysema, smoking, is the same as the most common risk factor for lung cancer.
No. Although many smokers have chronic lung disease and are at risk for lung cancer, they are two separate disease processes.

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What is the difference in treatment between chronic lung disease and lung cancer?

Different. Non small cell lung cancer mainstay of therapy is surgical resection for appropiate lesions. 5yr survival for stage i nsclc after surgical resection is about 70%, stage ii about 30%. Chronic lung disease is emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, obviously a totally different diagnosis. Patients may develop lung cancer with or without chronic lung disease but more common in smokers. Read more...
A lot! Stop smoking with either! copd or emphysema is a preventable medical, benign - non-malignant situation.It can be very limiting but non surgical in general. Cancer is malignant, may require surgery to diagnose or treat and/ or chemo/ radiation to stabilize. Read more...

Is a basement apartment bad for an infant with chronic lung disease?

Watch for Mold. If environment is moist, indoor air quality can be compromised by increased mold growth. This can be irritant/allergen and increase risk of chronic lung inflammation in infant. Read more...
Possible. Possibly, if there is excessive dust, mold or any airborne allergens/irritants. Keeping the area very clean, and using a HEPA filter unit may help reduce the exposure. Read more...
If there. is mold yes. .Mold dust and other allergens need to be minimized and no second or third hand smoke. Read more...

How would breathing through a straw simulate chronic lung disease caused by smoking?

Airflow resistance. Think of the lungs as a giant balloon. The critical point in the system is the neck of the balloon. The narrower the neck, the harder it is for air to flow in and out. In chronic obstructive lung disease the bronchial tubes are narrower due to mucous, swelling, inflammation and sometimes loss of support structures. The straw analogy relates to the airflow limitation through smaller tubes/airways. Read more...
Mimics it. When you smoke, your air passages become clogged with both temporary debris (inflammation, swelling, mucus) and permanent changes (scarring, narrowing). When you breathe through a straw, you are mimicking trying to get air through a small, narrow passage. Read more...

I was diagnosed with a chronic lung disease at age 10 and needed a transplant. Is it true that it can be hard to find lungs because of size?

Transplant center. The transplant center will list you for the allocation of the new donor lungs. The time that a patient remains on the list prior to finding a donor that is a good match varies and depends on a number of factors. Your age is only one of the factors. It also depends how many other kids your age are waiting. Once a good match is determined, the center moves quickly to perform the transplantation. Read more...

Other than asthma and "chronic lung disease", what can cause chronic pneumonia?

Poor immunity. Noninfectious as well as infectious processes can result in chronic pneumonia however, infectious disease is the worrisome one including bacteria causing tb, fungi, molds in dwelling, protozoa, parasites. Read more...
Fungi and Bacteria. Both fungi and certain bacteria have been associated with chronic pneumonia. Most of the time your doctor will consider doing a bronchosopy (camera procedure in lungs) to determine the etiology of the pneumonia. Read more...

My oxygen deoendant baby has severe chronic lung disease will it take years for her to grow out of it. Shes in one litre of nasal oxygen?

Every baby differs. Every baby's clinical course is different. Keeping up with her medicines, if any, keeping her doctor's appointments and shots up to date, keeping your home and car smoke-free, and keeping her away from people who have infections are the best things to do to keep her lungs as healthy as possible. Her doctor will wean her oxygen down when it's safe. Read more...
It takes refocus. The length of time it takes to wean off oxygen varies greatly from child to child. Sounds like your baby has already announced to those who are observant that she is a fighter! rather than focus on the length of time it takes to wean off the supplemental oxygen, celebrate each day and the years and milestones that come with or without the need for oxygen. Read more...
A few more points. As she grows in height and weight, she will add new lung units which do not have chronic lung disease. These new units will help her wean off of oxygen. In addition, providing good nutrition and extra calories, will help her as well. Read more...