Previous pulmonary disease linked to increased lung cancer risk in large study

15 agosto 2014

Links between a number of common respiratory diseases and an increased risk of developing lung cancer have been found in a large pooled analysis of seven studies involving more than 25,000 individuals. «The variations in the associations between lung cancer and different patterns of previous respiratory diseases that we observed in our study may indicate differences in the underlying etiological mechanisms,» said the lead author. «Better understanding of these associations may help guide the type and frequency of clinical surveillance needed for patients with each of these diseases.»