Good News & Bad News…. The good news is that is NOT lung cancer! The bad news is that it IS COPD. Below is a discription of COPD taken from the Mayo Clinics website.

Definition

By Mayo Clinic staff

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it increasingly difficult for you to breathe.

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD, but COPD can also refer to damage caused by chronic asthmatic bronchitis. In all cases, damage to your airways eventually interferes with the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your lungs.

COPD is a leading cause of death and illness worldwide. Most COPD is caused by long-term smoking and can be prevented by not smoking or quitting soon after you start. Damage to your lungs can’t be reversed, so treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and minimizing further damage.

The doctor told her to stay away from smokers and he would see her back soon. I will keep you informed! Thanks for all of your support.



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  1. So glad it not cancer. I've known several folks with COPD who have been relatively fine for many years. It's good you got some answers. Believe it or not this is good news.

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