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Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 1997 Jun;11(3):531-41.

Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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  • 1HealthONE Center for Health Sciences Education, Denver, Colorado, USA.


The application of current knowledge and technology could dramatically improve the survival rate in both lung cancer and COPD, even before physicians and other health workers are finally able to convince the population that both personal and environmental tobacco smoke must be eliminated to begin to reduce the premature morbidity and mortality from lung cancer, airflow obstruction, and other smoking-related diseases such as heart attack and stroke.

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