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COPD Screening

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including Emphysema and Chronic bronchitis, is a common result of cigarette smoking. It also occurs as a result of workplace exposures to airborne particles. In rare cases, COPD can occur in non-smokers. Early diagnosis and treatment of COPD can dramatically improve lung function and quality of life. If you experience a persistent cough, wheezing, or shortness of breath, you may need screening for COPD. Persons at risk for CODP such as long term smokers, persons exposed to air pollutants at work, at persons with a family history of lung disease may benefit from screening even if they do not have respiratory symptoms.