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Are people with asthma at greater risk of getting lung cancer?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Asthma itself is not a risk factor for lung cancer.

In brief: No

Asthma itself is not a risk factor for lung cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

We don’t know the answer for sure.
There is a suggestion that the risk is greater in non-smokers than in smokers. A large review revealed that lung cancer was 1.8 times more common in non-smokers with asthma than non-smokers who didn’t have asthma. A study looked at people overall in the u.S, including people who smoke – the risk was that people with asthma were 1.4 times more likely to get lung ca.

In brief: Possibly

We don’t know the answer for sure.
There is a suggestion that the risk is greater in non-smokers than in smokers. A large review revealed that lung cancer was 1.8 times more common in non-smokers with asthma than non-smokers who didn’t have asthma. A study looked at people overall in the u.S, including people who smoke – the risk was that people with asthma were 1.4 times more likely to get lung ca.
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