A 20-year-old male asked:
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cough not goin go away spat up blood once wheezing popping in throat when swallowing and crackles, never smoked. goin on for a while. lung cancer?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Consider GERD: Chronic cough can be caused by chronic lung infection, cancer, asthma, gerd and cardiac condition.
Answered on Aug 3, 2013
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Unlikely - go c doc: It's very unlikely (although not impossible) for a 20yo to have lung cancer. However, it's important that anyone with a persistent bloody cough & wheezing get evaluated for a possible pneumonia or some other such infection.
Answered on Aug 3, 2013
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