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How can lung disease affect your risk for lung cancer?

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The presence of certain diseases of the lung, notably chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is associated with a slightly increased risk (four to six times the risk of a nonsmoker) for the development of lung cancer even after the effects of concomitant cigarette smoking are excluded. This is possibly related to the inflammation and scarring that is part of the development of COPD.

From: Causes of Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 10, 2019

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