Inhaled Corticosteroids Reduce The Risk Of Lung CancerA study claimed that taking inhaled corticosteroids may lower the risk of lung cancer among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Inhaled corticosteroids reduce inflammation in the airways thereby improving symptoms associated with the disease.

Researchers said inflammation in the lungs is thought to play an important role in both COPD and lung cancer, and the results suggest that daily use of inhaled corticosteroids may help fight inflammation and prevent the progression from COPD to lung cancer.

Previous studies have shown that inhaled corticosteroids reduce markers of inflammation such as C-reactive protein and reduce airway inflammation.

Smoking is a primary cause of COPD, which includes two inflammatory lung diseases that interfere with breathing: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. An estimated 11 million adults suffer from COPD which could lead to lung cancer.