|
|
|
|
|
24th Zulqada 1435 | Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
Health

COPD `not independent risk factor for lung cancer`

Monday, 17 December 2012
Comments(0)
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

Latest News

Inteqal (20.9.2014)

Mohtarma Mumtaz Begum w/o M A Hameed aka Mohd. Pasha expired on September 19.Namaz-e-Janaza was offered at Masjid Abban Sahab, adjacent to M ...

200 heavily armed militants waiting across Line of Control, says Indian ...

Around 200 heavily armed militants were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the In ...

BJP-Shiv Sena conflict in Maharashtra only for power, position, not for ...

Congress leader Anees Ahmed said here on Saturday that the seat sharing impasse between the Bharatiy ...

Related News

Ebola infections cross 5000 mark in West Africa: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reportedly said that the number of people infected by the Eb ...

Exercise good for people undergoing chemotherapy

Exercise has multiple benefits and researchers suggest that exercise may have an added benefit for c ...

Ebola cases could rise to 6,800 in West Africa by end of September

A new study has revealed that new Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the mon ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26340 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think attack on rescuers in Srinagar justified?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com