Link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Lung Cancer

sleep apnea

kanker paru

Is there any link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and lung cancer?. Yes of course!. Many mechanisms were proposed but mainly connection lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnea are two ways. Sleep fragmentation, intermittent hypoxia could reduce immune response and upregulation hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) then induce tumor growth, metastasis, angiogenesis, etc. The other hand lung cancer patients will have sleep disturbances problem, it made reduce quality life of patients, poor healing and poor response for treatment. As an invited speaker in the 5th ASEAN Sleep Federation Congress at Da Lat city, Vietnam, I also show our recent data about screening sleep apnea among lung cancer patients. If you interest, please join the 6th ASEAN Sleep Federation Congress at Jakarta in 2021.#dokterparu##sleepapnea##osa##lungcancer#