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emphysema

A non-cancerous condition in which the alveoli of the lungs are enlarged and damaged. It reduces the lung’s surface area, causing breathing difficulties.

Lung cancer

…an increased risk of lung cancer. Contact with the processing of arsenic, cadmium, steel and nickel may also be a risk factor. Personal history – Having another lung disease (e.g. lung fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, emphysema) or HIV infection…