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Chronic bronchitis and emphysema linked to lung cancer

New research shows that chronic bronchitis and emphysema increases the risk of lung cancer. Generally, smoking is the prime cause of lung cancer and depends on the duration of the smoking and the rate. However, it has been found that smokers who also have emphysema or chronic bronchitis are at an even greater risk of lung cancer. The earlier the diagnosis of chronic bronchitis or emphysema, the greater the risk of lung cancer. No other lung disease appear to be linked with lung cancer

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Cancer Consultant

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About: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema linked to lung cancer

Date: 17 November 2004

Source: Cancer Consultant


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