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Is Coughing Up Blood A Symptom Of Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband have stage 4 cancer, he's taking chemo.Every 3 weeks and now he's coughing up blood. What should I do?
Call your md now: This is not anything to hold back on- call his md now. ...Read more
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
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
My friend has been coughing blood and having chest pains. Does it mean she has breast cancer? She even loses her breath.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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