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Midlothian, IL
A 25-year-old male asked:

my cousin is 56 and has smoked 1-1.5 packs a day for 33 years. very bad cough. has gained alot of weight lately so i doubt cancer. still get checked?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
COPD?: He could be what used to be called a blur bloater. Overweight, smoker and short of breath. Needs to be evaluated by a pulmonary physician. Needs to quit smoking and may need some inhalers. Hope this helps.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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