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My mother is a smoker. She was diagnosed with COPD. Is it possible she develops lung cancer from it?
Thanks in advance!

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Hey there,
Yes it is possible to develop lung cancer from COPD. Besides both diseases have very similar symptoms, that is why early diagnosis of lung cancer is difficult.
However, I guess doctors told her she must stop smoking. Most lung cancer patients have COPD, because both conditions are caused by smoking. But, only 1 or 2 % of COPD patients will go on and develop lung cancer.
I cannot actually tell don’t worry, but situation is not that frightful as might seem at the beginning…
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