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Does chronic lung disease mean cancer?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Jonathan Tay
Radiation Oncology
In brief: No
Although many smokers have chronic lung disease and are at risk for lung cancer, they are two separate disease processes.

In brief: No
Although many smokers have chronic lung disease and are at risk for lung cancer, they are two separate disease processes.
Dr. Jonathan Tay
Dr. Jonathan Tay
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