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When you have pulmonary fibrosis can it get to cancer?

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In brief: Not usually

Pulmonary fibrosis has a number of subsets or types.
They are usually diseases that cause shortness of breath and difficulty with air exchange. They are not, per se, a risk factor for getting a malignancy or cancer.

In brief: Not usually

Pulmonary fibrosis has a number of subsets or types.
They are usually diseases that cause shortness of breath and difficulty with air exchange. They are not, per se, a risk factor for getting a malignancy or cancer.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Not really

Pulmonary fibroiss and lung cance are two separate lung problems.
Pulmoanry fibroiss increases the risk of lung cancer, likley due to an overlap of risk factors between these two processes.

In brief: Not really

Pulmonary fibroiss and lung cance are two separate lung problems.
Pulmoanry fibroiss increases the risk of lung cancer, likley due to an overlap of risk factors between these two processes.
Dr. David Masiello
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