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spitting up mucus with stage 4 lung cancer blood tinged

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Worrisome symptoms: These are worrisome symptoms and you should report them to her oncologist before your mother gets weaker.

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes and No: Stage 4 lung cancer is an incurable type of cancer. Only about half of the patients respond to chemotherapy and that benefit lasts for no more than 6 ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
Oncologist: Your father should be treated by a cancer specialist, or what is called an Oncologist, immediately! His best chances for effective treatment which may ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery a ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
45 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Unusual, unless: 1- chemotherapy or other drugs have reduced the platelet count , leading to bleeding 2-the original cancer started in the colorectum and metastasized ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Progression of dz: I am very concerned with the symptoms. That indicates perhaps now the disease has progressed more-especially with presence of significant anemia. Ther ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience in 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 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Natural course of dz: I am very concerned with the symptoms. That indicates perhaps now the disease has progressed more-especially with presence of significant anemia. Ther ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Already answered: See my last response
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Quit smoking!!!: Hi. I doubt you have lung cancer...YET. But are you gonna keep smoking until you GET it??? C'mon! Time to put the thinking cap on and quit smoking whi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not yet: It takes about 20+ years of smoking before Cancer shows up in your throat or in the lungs. This is high time to quit before lightening strokes and you ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Very low: Tracheitis or bronchitis more likely. But follow up with primary care.
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Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
12 years experience in Pathology
Call your oncologist: Depending on the patient's current treatment, hemoptysis could be due many things, including an infection like pneumonia or, more worrisome, cancer sp ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience in Pulmonology
No: Could be cancer, could also be infection, blood clots, vasculitis, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, bronchiectasis
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Call doctor: Best to call your doctor who did the bronchoscopy four days ago. They need to be made aware that you're having green mucus, and blood tinged sputum. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Sounds like bronchitis with some pleuritis possibly. If have been on antibiotics and no relief u may require a different kind. Other option is to see ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Non cancer: Your cough is not due to cancer. You mayhave a postnasal drip which is responsible for your cough. Use salt water nose drops four times daily and cong ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the im ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
22 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Chronic cough: A prolonged cough can occur for a number of reasons. Common causes include allergies, exposure to mold or other environmental toxins, GERD as well as ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Blood: At 25yo it would be unlikely to have lung cancer, but none-the-less, truly coughing up blood is something that needs to be evaluated further. A simpl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ok: Nothing in your results is out of the ordinary. Your doctor will treat the other symptoms appropriately but the results do not indicate anything to b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably not....: Blood-tinged sputum is typically caused by bronchitis, which is an infection in the lung airways. You could also have post-nasal drip and the blood is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience in Medical Oncology
Many things: Stage IV lung cancer with bloody urine can mean many things. It could be due to the presence of a metastatic tumor in the bladder or the kidney. Pleas ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Infection: It is more likely an infection in the sinuses or airways. See your md to further evaluate.

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