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Health

COPD `not independent risk factor for lung cancer`

Monday, 17 December 2012
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Washington, December 17:

Many consider the presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) itself to be an independent risk factor for lung cancer while others argue that smoking contributes to both COPD and lung cancer.

A new study has now concluded that COPD is not an independent risk factor for lung cancer.

Researchers from the University of Nottingham looked at patients with lung cancer between January 2000 and July 2009 from The Health Improvement Network, a general practice database, in the United Kingdom.

Researchers, “found evidence of a strong association between COPD and lung cancer, but this was largely explained by the effect of smoking and is most apparent in recently diagnosed cases of COPD, suggesting a strong element of ascertainment bias.”

They go on to say that there is “an extremely strong unadjusted relationship between both COPD and pneumonia and lung cancer in the 6 months immediately before lung cancer diagnosis. This is useful in a clinical context, highlighting the need to consider a diagnosis of lung cancer when making new diagnoses of COPD or pneumonia.”

The researchers supported the current recommendations of the American Thoracic Society and the UK National Institute for Health Research, that all patients should have a chest radiograph looking for evidence of lung cancer at the time of COPD diagnosis.

The study is being published in the January 2013 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

ANI

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