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None productive cough 7week, no worse at night than day,smoke 1 day a week,chest xray all clear,some sneezing and heartburn age 30 scared lung cancer!

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Chest X ray: See your doctor for a chest x ray and full assessment. Consider smoking cessation if you are scared of cancer.
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: Your description suggests a nasal (and possibly respiratory) allergy. Use a nasal decongestant (zyrtec or loratidine, among others) and stop smoking. If the symptoms go away, you have your answer. If symptoms persist, see your physician for more aggressive treatment.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Relax but still go see your MD. Your doc can help you quit smoking and figure out what's causing you cough and other troubles. Think good thoughts and feel better!
Oct 7, 2014
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No lung cancer: If chest x-ray is negative, then lung cancer less likely. Have you had a CT scan examination? Your cough may be due to acid reflux. If concerned do get a clinical checkup.

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