COPD: Improving Lives…One Breath at a Time

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COPD: Improving Lives…One Breath at a Time

It’s estimated that 1.6 million Canadians live with COPD, a slowly progressive respiratory disease that causes the airways of the lungs to be inflamed and become obstructed or blocked.

People aren’t fully aware of the impact of COPD. For instance, regarding mortality, it’s either
the fourth or fifth leading cause of death in Canada. Globally, the incidence of COPD deaths is twice as high as it is from lung cancer.

Listen in as we hear from experts Dr. Darcy Marciniuk and registered nurse Jill Hubick from The Lung Association along with three patients who share their journey with COPD.

Dr. Darcy Marciniuk
Professor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Jill Hubick
Registered Nurse & Certified Respiratory Educator, The Lung Association

Patients and family members concerned with the symptoms of COPD should speak with their healthcare provider or visit the website below.

A special thank you to The Lung Association of Saskatchewan for their support in the development of this video. We are also thankful to our supporters who share in the commitment to improve lung health.

Thanks to our supporters who share in the commitment to improve lung health.