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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
None : It is rare for early lung cancer to have symptoms at all. The vast majority of patients with symptoms unfortunately have advanced, incurable disease. There are data suggesting that screening may be of help in certain high risk populations but at the end, reducing risk by not participating in the consumption of tobacco products is the best you can do. Be healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 3 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
Aunt- stage 4 lung cancer, no treatment weak heart, swollen neck lymph, coughing up blood, oxygen, hospice, life expectancy?
Preterminal: Unfortunately the patient appears to be preterminal with life expectancy predicted to be in days or weeks. Hospice care will ensure that pain and suffering will be avoided and will not prolong death. I assume that the patient and family understands and agrees with this plan of care. ...Read more
My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?
Scared I've got cancer, cough and cold and occ wen I cough these been a streak of blood it's happened 4 times but only in the morning ?
Scared I've got cancer cough and cold for about 4 weeks and wen I've coughed there's been a tiny bit of blood in it, happened 4 times now please help ?
Pain in upper back, shoulder and neck with slight dry cough for 3 months. All xrays bloods and lft ok. Drs not concerned. Could it be cancer ?
Pain in upper right back. Slight cough for 2 months. 2 xrays and bloods. All fine. Highly anxious now. Could I have lung cancer. ?
Stop worrying: I can't promise you don't have a tiny lung cancer. You're a never-smoker, you're young, you have a "slight cough" (been checked for cough-variant asthma?), and most back pain never gets a hard diagnosis. Fretting about one of the least likely diagnoses is doing you no good. If you recognize this as unrealistic, your physician can help you address cancer phobia. Work with ur dr to find real causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had feeling of needing to cough and up right back pain for 12 weeks. 3xray and bloods. All normal respitry specialist not concerned. Cancer?
Lung cancer: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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