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Coughing up blood end stage lung cancer

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Warner
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Maybe: Coughing blood is a classic sign of lung cancer, but may also be seen with acute infections, chronic bronchitis, or even dental disease. This should a... Read More
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Hemoptysis: Hemoptysis may be the presenting symptom of a pulmonary neoplasm, av malformation, necrotizing pneumonia, rasmussen aneurysm, bronchitis to include so... Read More
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes it can: If the blood is just staining the tissue paper, you should make a clinic appointment as soon as possible. If you are coughing up greater quantities t... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Can be: But is also seen with many other problems related to lungs and heart, sometimes as "simple" as a bronchitis. It should be evaluated, though. It can be... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
See your doctor!: Coughing up blood is an important and potentially dangerous symptom. Sometimes it is caused by cancer, but there are other causes too. You should see ... Read More
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Could be: You should go to see your doctor as soon as possible. Coughing up blood is abnormal. It could be caused by different abnormalities either from the lun... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
OMG -- get to ER now: Hemoptysis (coughing blood) has many causes, only one of which is lung cancer. Many causes are however quite serious and warrant immediate attention. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Oncologist: Your father should be treated by a cancer specialist, or what is called an Oncologist, immediately! His best chances for effective treatment which may... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suff... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not serious: Congratulations for stopping smoking: hang in there! Cancer is exceedingly rare at your age of 17, regardless of smoking history. Bronchitis and mino... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hemoptysis: Have your friend see a doc could be anything including cancer but that's lowest on the list.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
No: tumors that are not near the bronchial tubes (airways) will not result in bloody sputum! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Coughing up blood ornhemoptysis when associated with lung cancer implies a tumor in one of the major airways usually. More distally located tumors ca... Read More

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