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lung cancer coughing up mucus

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Small: Smoking is by far the number one cause of lung cancer. If you haven't smoked, it makes lung cancer less likely. That's not to say nonsmokers dont get ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: A chronic cough with mucus is usually due to bronchitis. However, you should see a health care provider.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience Pathology
Might be: Please see your doctor. You may need additional diagnostic testing including endoscopy and ct scans.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Respiratory illness: It definitely sounds like you have a respiratory illness with sputum production. If you have fevers, you should definitely go in to see the doctor.Flu ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
May need some Tests: Persistent cough can be due to smoking(bronchitis) or other lung diseases. Since it has persisted for one year, you should get a medical check up to f ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Chest X ray: See your doctor for a chest x ray and full assessment. Consider smoking cessation if you are scared of cancer.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally no: While sputum cytology can assist in diagnosis under select circumstances, sputum color and/or consistency are not demonstrated to be indicators of mal ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: Asthma is not a predisposing factor for lung cancer. Do seek treatment for asthma as it has its own mortality risk without causing cancer.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nose bleed: The bleeding you are describing seems to be coming from the nose. This can be either because your nose is dry or you may have a sinus problem. Start b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Lung cancer is unlikely (yet possible) at age 30. Never smoke anything other than salmon, brisket, etc. Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infec ... Read More

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