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My friend has been coughing blood and having chest pains. does it mean she has breast cancer? she even loses her breath.

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Hemoptysis: Have your friend see a doc could be anything including cancer but that's lowest on the list.
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Dr. Maricer Escalon
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 24 years experience
No: Hi harold, theses are not symptoms of breast cancer. If she is a teenager it is unlikely to be cancer but she should be seen asap. It could be an infection that needs to be treated. She should see her doctor or go to the er for an evaluation. Thank you.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Urgent care or ER: The symptoms you described and pain in the chest is a serious medical condition. Especially chest pains is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. If concerned do not hesitate to go to urgent care or er. Take care.
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Dr. William Hocking
Hematology and Oncology 50 years experience
She needs to be seen: These symptoms are not likely due to breast cancer. Depending upon age, symptoms most likely due to infection or a blood clot. Lung cancer can also cause these symptoms. These are potentially serious symptoms and your friend should see a physician or primary care provider.
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Last updated May 28, 2014

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