A 47-year-old member asked:
Can yellow mucus mean lung cancer?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Generally no: While sputum cytology can assist in diagnosis under select circumstances, sputum color and/or consistency are not demonstrated to be indicators of malignancy.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Hard to answer: Yellow mucus can mean a lot of things: inflammation, smoking, etc. Sometimes, lung cancer can cause blood in the phlegm, but not always. Lung cancer can be hard to detect, as well.
If you suspect you have lung cancer, would go see your doctor.
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Last updated Nov 5, 2019
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