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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 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
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
<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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 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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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
20 years experience Pathology
Might be: Please see your doctor. You may need additional diagnostic testing including endoscopy and ct scans.
Dr. Raja Mudad
32 years experience Medical Oncology
STOP SMOKING: The best thing you can do is quit smoking. Treat the reflu, x as it is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Then quit smoking quit smoking quit s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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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