A member asked:

25yrsold,9yrsmokinghistory,coughed up tar and an isolated spot of blood, small amount,clearcxr,no othersymptoms,lung cancer?? lungs xound clear also

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Unlikely: One of the best decisions you can ever make is to stop smoking now. There are innumerable negative health effects associated with smoking. With that being said, your presentation is more consistent with bronchitis, a small amount of blood is no cause for worry. Lung cancer in a young person is highly unlikely, follow up with your doctor for persistent blood or worsening symptoms.

Answered 11/24/2014



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