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I quit smoking 10 years ago, but was just diagnosed with copd. Will my lungs get worse?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes...
COPD is a slowly progressive disease that has no cure.
So, over time, your condition will slowly get worse. There are treatments that will control symptoms, however, so see your doctor. Smoking cessation is important to slow disease progression so congrats on quitting! follow your doctor's treatment plan to control your symptoms!

In brief: Yes...
COPD is a slowly progressive disease that has no cure.
So, over time, your condition will slowly get worse. There are treatments that will control symptoms, however, so see your doctor. Smoking cessation is important to slow disease progression so congrats on quitting! follow your doctor's treatment plan to control your symptoms!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: No
Chewing tobacco is related to oral cancer - since it is not smoked/inhaled it doesnt increase the riskof develoing emphysema/copd.

In brief: No
Chewing tobacco is related to oral cancer - since it is not smoked/inhaled it doesnt increase the riskof develoing emphysema/copd.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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