Home » Browse Health Topics » COPD » Does Copd Always Lead to Lung Cancer
Does Copd Always Lead to Lung Cancer
Dear Ask The Doctor:
Does copd always lead to lung cancer? are headaches caused from copd? can you get back and shoulder pain from copd? what can i do for the pain in the chest and back and shoulders
Answer:Hello, I understand your worry about COPD and lung cancer. COPD does not always lead to lung cancer. However the chances of developing cancer in the lungs may increase if the cause of the COPD was smoking.
As you know, smoking is very related not only to lung cancer but to any other cancer in the body. In people that have developed COPD due to smoking, the concern for lung cancer raises.
On the other hand people with lung cancer due to any other reason besides smoking could develop COPD as well, but not always. I hope I cleared your doubt.
Have a Question? Ask The Doctor Here.
Sign In to join in the conversation.
For the past 6 months I have been coughing up
For the past 6 months I have been coughing up large amounts of Flem, and when lay down it seems worse , yes I smoke ,...
Stage 2 COPD meaning.
My husband was just diagnosed with stage 2 COPD (70%). He smoked for 30 years (one and a half packs a day) but quit ...
Health insurance question
Is having copd consider a lung disease for a Patience just prescribed spriva.
How to interpret pulmonary Function test results
I am a 62 yo white male with exposure to asbestos 44 years ago. I have CPOD. I have a test result from a hospital t...
Life expectancy with COPD and alcoholism
My husband is 56 years old. He smokes 3 packs of cigarettes daily and drinks approximately 12 beers a day. He is a ...
I am afraid I have cancer of some type
I have severe acid reflux that has gotten worse over the last month causing vomiting in the nighttime. I have severe ...
Copd and possible heart problems
My mane is ron , i'm 72 and have severe copd , my question is when i exerte myself i sometimes totally lose my breat...
COPD with normal lung functions?
About 10 years ago I was told after a chest xray that I may have the start of emphysema. Lung function tests were don...
Shortness of breath fatigue
Can you use Symbicort and Spiriva inhalers together
29 year old female with mild obstruction. Possi...
Hello, I am a 29 year old female and have smoked between 1 pack - 1.5 packs of cigarettes per day for 15 years. I am ...
You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.
- Board Certified GP
- CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at U Of T
Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Director ATD Health Network Inc.
- Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA