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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Go to see your MD: Worldwide, lung cancer in never smokers comprises an estimated 15 to 20 % of cases in men and over 50 percent in women. In us, the age-adjusted incide ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Get evaluated: About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. Among never-smokers aged 40 to 79 years lung cancer ranged from 14.4 to 20.8 per 100, 000 person-y ... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Never smokers: Though smokers are the highest risk for developing lung cancer, non smokers or never smokers can develop lung cancer. For instance exposure to second ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Very Unlikely: more likely that you have bronchospasm from the infection. See your doctor for treatments aimed at decreasing inflammation and spasm such as inhalers ... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely : 18 year old smokers do not get lung cancer, no. But four weeks of persistent cough is concerning. Could be sinus infection, walking pneumonia, even pe ... Read More
Dr. Minghsun Liu
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Need follow-up.: Lung cancer is not diagnosed this way. You should visit a local physician where he/she can order at least a chest X-ray and some blood tests to start ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possible; unlikely: Lung cancers are rare in patients your age, but they do occur. You should see your doc about these symptoms, as you will need some further evaluation ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible: But unlikely quit smoking get an xray or ct scan may need back evaluation as well.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Chest doctor: A cough lasting longer than 2 weeks needs to be evaluated. The risk of lung cancer or TB is low is the chest x-ray was clear a month ago. However, it ... 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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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Unlikely. These are common symptoms which occur when you quit and the airway is recovering function, ciliary function, recovering from chronic inflamm ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many answers: Most persisted cough is caused by more than one medical condition. See a pullmonologist or allergist.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Persistent cough: The cough may be due to a variety of conditions, like an infection such as pneumonia or pertussis, or post infectious after the flu, asthma or even me ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis...: Acute bronchitis can result in a cough which lasts for this duration. There can be associated bronchospasm which can cause the cough to increase even ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, ... Read More
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