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Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Help docs, is having just one symptom of coughing blood a sign of lung cancer?

Can be: But is also seen with many other problems related to lungs and heart, sometimes as "simple" as a bronchitis. It should be evaluated, though. It can be something serious, especially if the patient is a smoker. Do you smoke? Hope not.... Best to you. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Only coughing blood in morning, is that cancer?

Only coughing blood in morning, is that cancer?

Coughing up blood: Whether you cough up blood am or pm is usually a bad thing. It could very well be cancer. It could also be drainage from your sinuses and infection. It really needs to be looked at...The sooner the better. ...Read more

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What does coughing blood mean -- lung cancer?

What does coughing blood mean -- lung cancer?

Maybe: Coughing blood is a classic sign of lung cancer, but may also be seen with acute infections, chronic bronchitis, or even dental disease. This should always be worked up to rule out lung cancer (or head and neck cancer) and not assumed to be secondary to something beingn. The prognosis for lung cancer is dramatically improved with early diagnosos, often made difficult by the lack of early symptoms. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood. Longtime smoker. Lung cancer or something else?

Coughing up blood. Longtime smoker. Lung cancer or something else?

Could be: You should go to see your doctor as soon as possible. Coughing up blood is abnormal. It could be caused by different abnormalities either from the lung or upper airway or could be something else. Lung cancer could be a possibility -especially with your long time history of cigarette smoker. See your doctor now and have further evaluation- ie. Ct chest etc. Please consider to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure heart cancer? My friend was coughing up blood and went to the doctors they told him he had 9 months to live. Is there any way to cure this

Rare diagnosis : Some muscle tumors and generally not curable. If other cancers have spread to heart that is stage 4 and unlikely to be cured. Bad actors! be sure that what you have heard is correct about this rare issue. ...Read more

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I have no breathing problems or coughing up blood so its not cancer right!?

I have no breathing problems or coughing up blood so its not cancer right!?

Can't help you: Your question is incomplete and cannot be answered without a physical exam and maybe X-rays. See your doc please. ...Read more

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I am still coughing blood up after 3 days. Doctor said i had broken capillaries and CT scan ruled out cancer. Should i be alarmed? What else to do?

I am still coughing blood up after 3 days. Doctor said i had broken capillaries and CT scan ruled out cancer. Should i be alarmed? What else to do?

Pulmonologist: Hemoptysis (coughing blood) can be from many things including -- infection (due you have pneumonia or bronchitis?), invasive fungal infections, cancer, pulmonary embolism (pe), or other problems. Different types of ct scans (ct angio pe protocol or ct high resolution chest) can help. As can a bronchoscopy by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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My friend has been coughing blood and having chest pains. Does it mean she has breast cancer? She even loses her breath.

My friend has been coughing blood and having chest pains. Does it mean she has breast cancer? She even loses her breath.

No: Hi harold, theses are not symptoms of breast cancer. If she is a teenager it is unlikely to be cancer but she should be seen asap. It could be an infection that needs to be treated. She should see her doctor or go to the er for an evaluation. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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Coughing Blood (Definition)

Coughing blood is where blood comes into a person's mouth, either from his lungs or ...Read more