Are all breathing disorders treated with an inhaler?

Not all breathing disorders are treated with an inhaler. An inhaler might be necessary for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma. However, some breathing disorders like lung cancer cannot be treated with an inhaler. Lung cancer should be treated with radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery.

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