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Lung cancer coughing up mucus

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
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
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
<1% over next 30 yrs: The risk of developing lung cancer in the us by age group: http://www.Cdc.Gov/cancer/lung/statistics/age.Htm . At age 22, yours is less than 1 % over ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
It is best to get checked by your MD for these lingering symptoms. No it is not from lung cancer. Hope you feel better
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Your symptoms are unlikely to be from lung cancer. A small proportion of people get "long covid". visit this site for info and talk to your doctor: ht... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See a doctor: A chronic cough with mucus is usually due to bronchitis. However, you should see a health care provider.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Unlikely: At 36 yr old cancer will not be the first diagnosis, glad you stopped smoking , cancer of lung is very rare at your age. See your doctor after examin... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 21 years experience
Might be: Please see your doctor. You may need additional diagnostic testing including endoscopy and ct scans.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Chest X ray: See your doctor for a chest x ray and full assessment. Consider smoking cessation if you are scared of cancer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 21 years experience
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
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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