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Thompson J. COPD patients at high risk of lung cancer regardless of smoking status. Practitioner April 2020;264(1836):5

COPD patients at high risk of lung cancer regardless of smoking status

23 Apr 2020Registered users

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a strong, independent risk factor for the development of lung cancer in patients who have never smoked, a large population-based cohort study from South Korea has found. The risk of lung cancer in COPD patients who had never smoked was higher than in smokers who did not have COPD.

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