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Does COPD Bronchi And COPD Emphysema Cause Cancer?

Hi ,my name is Linda ,I live in Myrtle Beach SC. today I had an attack of not being able to breath I started coughing and couldn t get my breath called 911 was told I had COPD emphysema I had already been told I had COPD bronchi. and they found 0.4cm noncalcified nodule inferiorly in the right middle lobe. tell me if you can what may happen and do I stand a greater chance of cancer? I did smoke for 30yrs and quite 15 yrs ago
Wed, 25 Feb 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You are smoking since many years. So you have high chance of cancer. Copd per se not increasing the risk but it is also caused by smoking so it increased the risk of cancer.
Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer.
Thanks for using health care magic.
Wish you a very good health.
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Does COPD Bronchi And COPD Emphysema Cause Cancer?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You are smoking since many years. So you have high chance of cancer. Copd per se not increasing the risk but it is also caused by smoking so it increased the risk of cancer. Consult your doctor and take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.