2 doctors weighed in:

Hello...I'm 42 with under active thyroid and just been told iv got copd..im worried as cancer runs through my family I lost my mum to lung cancer 2yr?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never smoke

You should stop smoking if you have not already done that.
COPD is chronic condition and can be managed and controlled with medicines. Key is smoking cessation. After smoking cessation its relatively easier to control COPD and your risk of Lung Cancer development keeps going down each year after. Make sure you truly have COPD by getting Pulmonary Funtion Test which is essential to make diagnosis.

In brief: Never smoke

You should stop smoking if you have not already done that.
COPD is chronic condition and can be managed and controlled with medicines. Key is smoking cessation. After smoking cessation its relatively easier to control COPD and your risk of Lung Cancer development keeps going down each year after. Make sure you truly have COPD by getting Pulmonary Funtion Test which is essential to make diagnosis.
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
24 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors