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Exploring the Relationship Between IPF and Lung Cancer

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and lung cancer are often viewed as 2 separate diseases, each with its own pathophysiology. However, recent studies have suggested they are more alike than previously acknowledged.  Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths across the globe, and patients with IPF are at a higher risk of…

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The Relationship Between Air Pollution and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Environmental scientists have been warning us for a long time that climate change and air pollution are having a negative impact on our health. However, medical research attempting to associate environmental factors with the risk of developing certain diseases is scarce.  Why is this? Perhaps medical researchers see environmental science as something outside their field…

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