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Mucus lung cancer color

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 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
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Hard to answer: Yellow mucus can mean a lot of things: inflammation, smoking, etc. Sometimes, lung cancer can cause blood in the phlegm, but not always. Lung cancer c... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 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 38 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
See a doctor: A chronic cough with mucus is usually due to bronchitis. However, you should see a health care provider.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 20 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
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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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Local versus mets: Lung cancer will locally invade the chest wall and cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It can spread to the brain, bone, adrenal glands.

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