SmurfyShadow~Sounds like a very frightening experience. I'm glad that you have your asthma under control now. Fortunately, I don't have any major allergic triggers like that and have only ever had major attacks in response to viruses. I have no reason to think that my life is in danger.
I haven't read that untreated asthma can lead to cancer...do you have a link of what you read so I can read it too?
Unfortunately, I don't have a link. I read it in Understanding Pathophysiology by Huether and McCance
Also by not treating your asthma, it can become possibly more severe over time.
I looked it up and I see that you're right. I didn't know that asthma is a progressive disease. Actually, it makes sense that it could progress to cancer since it causes damage to airway epithelial cells with altered remodeling (similar to smoking) and increased cell proliferation.
Guess I'll be researching medications and making an appointment with a doctor.