More Canadian Women to Die from COPD than Breast Cancer in 2004

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More Canadian Women to Die from COPD than Breast Cancer in 2004

June 24, 2004 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will kill more women in Canada this year than breast cancer, says a University of Toronto researcher.

In a paper published in the June 2004 issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine, U of T medical professor Kenneth R. Chapman says women may be more predisposed to develop COPD, a permanent narrowing of the breathing tubes, because of their smaller airway size.

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