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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I can understand why: you feel apprehensive. Your chest pain & tightness combined with sputum changes (which might not be from lung) and smoking history would making se ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Blood in sputum is never normal. It can be due to an infection or bronchitis, but i would definitely see a doctor about it.
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Worth followup: Blood is abnormal but can come with bronchitis, pneumonia, TB or other infections and/or growths of several types including cancers. May be over, b ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
HPV: Hpv can cause head & neck cancers but has not been associated with lung cancer. See your doctor and get an x-ray tomorrow!
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Chest X-ray: Neither is associated with lung cancer. Multiple possibilities. Go see your primary care, will likely require further evaluation with chest x-ray. Ta ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: If lung cancer is suspected, then I would suggest a HRCT scan and possible biopsy. I would suggest an in box consultation to further discuss and to r ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Lung Cancer unlikely: You are too young to have lung Cancer. I would advise you to follow up with your doctor as to how he/she should monitor you further. It will partly de ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Rexray: Just because X-ray was negative 2 months ago does not mean it still is negative or originally misread. because lesion was very small. If hemoptysis ( ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
In part: Heredity plays a role in most diseases, including lung cancer, however here are more important factors in the etiology of lung cancer, especially smok ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Local versus mets: Lung cancer will locally invade the chest wall and cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It can spread to the brain, bone, adrenal glands.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Not necessarily: An infiltrate seen on a cxr or ct scan can be cancer or infection (pneumonia) or inflammation. It is by no means definitive for cancer. If it looks su ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Any thing is possible, but is extremely unlikely for a 25 year old to get lung cancer. There is discrepancy in your stated age of 25 and the age in yo ... Read More

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