Chapter 45. COPD and Lung Cancer

  1. Robert A. Stockley Professor1,
  2. Stephen I. Rennard Professor2,
  3. Klaus Rabe Professor3 and
  4. Bartolome Celli Professor4
  1. Stephen G. Spiro and
  2. Frank McCaughan

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch45

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Stockley, R. A., Rennard, S. I., Rabe, K. and Celli, B. (2007) COPD and Lung Cancer, in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch45

Author Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK

  2. 2

    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985125 Nebraska Medical Center, 800 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-5300

  3. 3

    Dept of Pulmonology, Leiden Universtiy Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, C3-P, Postbox 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, 736 Cambridge Street, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135-2907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976



  • lung cancer;
  • pneumonectomy;
  • preoperative assessment;
  • cardiopulmonary;
  • radiotherapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Prevalence of COPD in patients with lung cancer

  • Increased risk of lung cancer in patients with COPD

  • Implications for the early detection of lung cancer

  • Why is there an increased risk of lung cancer in patients with COPD?

  • Management of lung cancer in patients with COPD

  • Preoperative assessment in patients with lung cancer and COPD

  • Combined lung volume reduction surgery and lung cancer resection

  • References