Asthma and risk of lung cancer
Clinical and Translational Oncology, 11/21/2011
Sanz MTG et al. – Asthma is a very common chronic disease that occurs in all age groups. Its high prevalence has significant health costs, which are even higher in the most severe disease forms. Lung cancer has the highest incidence of all cancers in the developed world and is an important cause of mortality. Patients with lung cancer are a big economic burden on health services, both in direct and indirect costs. Different authors suggest that atopic constitution, including different manifestations of allergy and asthma, are possible risk factors for lung cancer, above all in never–smokers.