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Does lung disease cause lung cancer?

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Certain diseases of the lung, notably chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), raises your odds of lung cancer, even if you don't smoke.

SOURCES:

Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

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Do survivors of lung cancer have a greater risk of developing lung cancer?

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