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A 30-year-old female asked:

I was just spitting out my phlegm, and i saw a tiny dot of red blood... is that a sign of cancer?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible, not likely: From gums to airway and sinus inflammation there are much more common causes that are to be considered before serious conditions, such as cancers. For patients with known cancer, most times assumed in context as related to cancer.

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Last updated Nov 23, 2019

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