I heard that her mom died of lung cancer or emphysema or something.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
The piece says she died after a lengthy battle with emphysema but makes no mention of a surviving spouse or children.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Not Scott, who had a family history of emphysema.
Ellen Hopkins -- Crank
At the time of the interview, forty or fifty years later, she was dying of emphysema.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
It was a fine city in which to develop emphysema or lung cancer, and it was a hated city.
Pat Conroy -- The Lords of Discipline
She had diabetes and, as a lifelong smoker, the beginnings of emphysema, though again, neither of these conditions seemed life-threatening at present, and neither adequately explained what had happened.
Nicholas Sparks -- Nights in Rodanthe
Her father had already retired and had early-stage emphysema.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Best of Me
Tad began to gasp again — a harsh, rattling sound, like the breathing of an old man with emphysema.
Stephen King -- Cujo
He thought that perhaps this was her way of breathing, or that she had emphysema or belonged to a Hindu cult.
Mark Helprin -- A Soldier of the Great War
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He had health problems from emphysema and a childhood bout with polio, but I had never anticipated him actually dying.