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lung cancer vs chronic bronchitis

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The dirty little: Secret of lung cancer is that it causes very few symptoms in the early stages. Copd, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, have cough, shortness of breath ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms....: Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include cough with sputum which can contain blood with and without lung cancer present. Other symptoms include shortnes ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Smoking..,: The most common cause for both diseases is cigarette smoking. By either avoiding smoking or quitting if you do smoke, you reduce your chances of getti ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Smoking, etc...: As noted, smoking is a critical factor: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention http://www.Lung.Org/lung-disease ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Both cause: Cough, sputum, even occasonal blood, and are related to smoking, but bronchitis is another warning to quit, and lung cancer means you have acquired so ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a matter for : Self diagnosis. Both have cough with sputum. Chronic bronchitis may be present for months on end. You are not likely to have lung cancer at your age, ... Read More
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Fast Answer: Bronchitis is the inflammation of a lung/lungs and is easily treated, usually transient, can be acute or chronic. Lung cancer is a growth of abnormal ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not likely: even with the early smoking the chance of lung cancer is unlikely. As you have some respiratory damage I would suggest you stop smoking and your phys ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Viral infection: Developing mono or bronchitis or other minor infections will not kill you. More severe infections like pneumonia can, especially if you are undergoing ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Consult: Your chronic cough may be caused by a number of conditions. The chronic phlegm production is most likely caused by an infection. A Work up may include ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Are you a smoker, family history of lung cancer? If you are, you should screen for lung cancer. How you know you got pneumonia? If you suspicious with ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Extremely unlikely: Extremely unlikely - probably severe reactive airway disease. Need to see your pcp or a pulmonologist.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably not: Yes, recurrence of lung cancer is unfortunately possible and common. However, presuming you have received appropriate lung cancer care and the approp ... Read More

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