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A 25-year-old male asked:

25 yr old 8 yr pack hsty,quit 2mnths ago,clear throat alot, gums bleed spontaneously,doc says lungs sound clear, spit blood, lung cancer?? 3 e.r. vis

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Not cancer: I'm really glad you quit smoking. Ask your personal physician about a referral to an otolaryngologist and a dentist who's gum-savvy. I'm going to trust your routine labs, including platelets, are within normal limits. Cancer almost never results from just 8 years of smoking at your age.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
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You are very welcome. Stay vigilant about your health, and keep up the good work.
Nov 20, 2014
Last updated Nov 26, 2014


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