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Lung Cancer | Last Active: Jul 22, 2019 | Replies (62)

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Now my concern is the connection between COPD and pneumonia. I googled it and I'm told COPD sufferers especially if 65 or older, are almost 8 times as likely to contract pneumonia. I never had it until 14 years after I quit smoking. That was in 2016. Then in 2019 I had it again. I get vaccines. I wonder are there people on this site with COPD that don't get it or rarely get pneumonia (I hope).

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I never get pneumonia. It is just harder on copd patients. I don't think we are more susceptible to getting pneumonia,,,just harder on us to heal from it.

@joelars– I was hospitalized with Pneumonia last year but my Pulmonologist said it really was just bad bronchitis, which I have had before. SO I've never had it, which is very surprising to me. Did your doctor change your meds?

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