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I have had a cold for 4+weeks I feel better, still have a cough my dr says it is just a virus I had a xray I wake up with a sore throat lung cancer?

I have had a cold for 4+weeks I feel better, still have a cough my dr says it is just a virus I had a xray I wake up with a sore throat lung cancer?

Cough.: While I wouldn’t think cancer first and foremost in this context, I do think you have something that requires more investigation as there may be a simple treatment option for you. This could just be allergies. Or maybe a bacterial infection. Or a post-tussive cough. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Yes: A chest ct is a very good test for finding lung cancer because it looks inside the lungs. The shoulder/clavicle pain could be coming from the spine in your neck. If you still have pain, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Had sore muscles back, neck, shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke.

Had sore muscles back, neck, shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke.

See physician: Many other causes of symptoms besides lung cancer particularly in musculoskeletal system. You should seek physician for proper physical exam and possibly further imaging and blood testing. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?

No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could clearing the throat too often be a sign of lung cancer?

Could clearing the throat too often be a sign of lung cancer?

Probably not: Throat clearing is often due to irritation from drainage from the nose or sinus region or reflux of acid from the stomach. ...Read more

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25 yr old/9 pack hisory, cxr clear, coughed up decent sized blood streak with brown tar, lungs sound clear, lung cancer?? clear throat constantly

25 yr old/9 pack hisory, cxr clear, coughed up decent sized blood streak with brown tar, lungs sound clear, lung cancer?? clear throat constantly

Quit smoking!!!: Hi. I doubt you have lung cancer...YET. But are you gonna keep smoking until you GET it??? C'mon! Time to put the thinking cap on and quit smoking while you're ahead! ...Read more

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16 old. What is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer I used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

16 old. What is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer I used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

Probably low risk: Glad you aren't keeping up this unhealthy habit. Electronic cigarettes are so new it is not known what the risk of cancer is from using them. That said, your short duration of use and young age would probably make the risk lower than if you used them heavily for many years and were older. If you have particular concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer?

What's the symptoms of throat or lung cancer?

Why do you ask?: You're self-diagnosed as having a 'vitamin deficiency' as well. Are you being cared for by an evidence-based practitioner? If so, you need to report any mass in the throat, difficulty swallowing, discolored area, weight loss, or unexplained cough. If not, these are the most concerning symptoms. If you are a smoker, please try to stop. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of throat or lung cancer?

Throat ;lung cancer: The early symptoms of lung cancer may be a slight cough or shortness of breath, depending on which part of the lung is affected. A.S the cancer develops, these symptoms may become more severe or intense. Like many other types of cancer, lung cancer may also cause systemic symptoms, like a loss of appetite or general fatigue.
Throat cancer symptoms: pain in your ear. Sore throat that won't go away. Losing weight for no reason. If swallowing is not easy. When the throat bleeds. These are all symptoms of throat cancer. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

Often not: Unfortunately, lung cancer is often asymptomatic. Lack of symptoms is a major reason for late stage diagnosis. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo. Gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer include throat congestion as a symptom?

Not usually: Mesothelioma can lead to shortness of breath or chest pain, but upper airway congestion is not a common symptom. Cough is a common symptom of lung cancer, but cough is also common for lots of benign reasons. Post-nasal drip is the most common. ...Read more

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I am smoking from past 3 years with <5 cigarettes/day. Is there any chance of throat cancer or lung cancer?

I am smoking from past 3 years with <5 cigarettes/day. Is there any chance of throat cancer or lung cancer?

Yes: You don't have it now, but you're asking for it soon. You are doing yourself a major disservice. Tobacco is treacherous and it will make you increase your use. Today, smoking carries a stigma in most civilized areas. Just put it away, friend, and lead a better life. ...Read more

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25 yr old, 9 year smoking history, bloody boogers and when make myself cough or clear throat, I have isolated blood streak lung cancer? ?

25 yr old, 9 year smoking history, bloody boogers and when make myself cough or clear throat, I have isolated blood streak lung cancer? ?

Probably not....: Blood-tinged sputum is typically caused by bronchitis, which is an infection in the lung airways. You could also have post-nasal drip and the blood is from the nose or sinuses. You need to quit smoking ASAP as this is contributing to inflammation in the airways which predisposes you to acute bronchitis. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment and to help you quit smoking! ...Read more

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Throat clearing, no cough, for a year now after a cold. Concerned, smoked as teen from 15 to 23, quit for good and now 51. Is symptom of lung cancer?

Throat clearing, no cough, for a year now after a cold. Concerned, smoked as teen from 15 to 23, quit for good and now 51. Is symptom of lung cancer?

Postnasal drip: Your throat clearing is probably due to a post nasal drip from your cold. If you haven't been to a doctor recently it might be a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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25yr old, 9yr smoke hst, quit2mnth ago, clear xray, lungs sound clear, coighed up. Decent sized streak of. Blood with tar, clsar throat con, lung cancer??

25yr old, 9yr smoke hst, quit2mnth ago, clear xray, lungs sound clear, coighed up. Decent sized streak of. Blood with tar, clsar throat con, lung cancer??

Unlikely: Congratulations on quitting! You are likely coughing up the accumulated tar and smoke residue. Should clear up soon if does not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Clear cxr, 25yrs old, 9packhistory, quit2mnthsago, coughed up small amount of blood, doc says lungs sound clear, clear throat alot, lung cancer??

Clear cxr, 25yrs old, 9packhistory, quit2mnthsago, coughed up small amount of blood, doc says lungs sound clear, clear throat alot, lung cancer??

Blood: At 25yo it would be unlikely to have lung cancer, but none-the-less, truly coughing up blood is something that needs to be evaluated further. A simple Chest-Xray would be recommended to assure all is well. Congrats on the Smoking cessation! Keep it up-Do not go back to smoking and get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Metallic/blood taste when I cough but no blood or mucus I have reflux that goes up to throat. Clear cxr in july. 36yo smoker. Cld this b lung cancer?

Metallic/blood taste when I cough but no blood or mucus I have reflux that goes up to throat. Clear cxr in july. 36yo smoker. Cld this b lung cancer?

STOP SMOKING: The best thing you can do is quit smoking. Treat the reflu, x as it is a risk factor for esophageal cancer.

Then quit smoking
quit smoking
quit smoking. ...Read more

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What is the avg age of throat or lung cancer? Can you get this at 38 or would it be at a later age?

What is the avg age of throat or lung cancer? Can you get this at 38 or would it be at a later age?

Yes: The median age for lung ca is 72. This not the avg. It the point where 1/2 are younger and 1/2 are older. The risk of lung ca in 30's is 1.3%. The median age for laryngeal ca is 63. However the number of patients developing. Ca really spikes up at 45 yrs and older. So lung ca at 38 fairly unlikely but laryngeal ca is possible. ...Read more

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25, 9 pack history, clearcxr, coughed small spot of blood, lung cancer?? Clear throat Alot

25, 9 pack history, clearcxr, coughed small spot of blood, lung cancer?? Clear throat Alot

Not yet: It takes about 20+ years of smoking before Cancer shows up in your throat or in the lungs. This is high time to quit before lightening strokes and you may not have another opportunity to quit smoking in order to regain good healath. ...Read more

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Persistent dry cough. Tickle in throat/chest. 26 year old male non smoker. What are chances of lung cancer?

Persistent dry cough. Tickle in throat/chest. 26 year old male non smoker. What are chances of lung cancer?

Depends on your othe: Fairly unlikely. Most likely post nasal drip, reflux or other benign condition. As persistent see your doc. ...Read more

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Is a cough, that is caused by lung cancer produce a irritating sensation in the throat thus invoking the cough.

NO: Lung cancer can be associated with chronic cough, blood in sputum, weight loss etc. Irritating sensation in the throat can be due to multiple causes. If you are a smoker the first thing to do is to stop. If your cough doesn't go away in two weeks you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

When I blow my nose I have bloody boogers, I clear my throat and have blood streaks 25 yrs old 9 yr smoke history, lung cancer??

No: Lung cancer is not in the nose. Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, irritations in the nose are from minor problems. This nosebleed can drain downward especially at night and cause blood streaked sputum.
Sinusitis can be helped with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Haven't slept well in a few weeks, a crackling sound in lung when breathing and mucus in throat with dry cough, gets worse after I eat, lung cancer?

Haven't slept well in a few weeks, a crackling sound in lung when breathing and mucus in throat with dry cough, gets worse after I eat, lung cancer?

Respiratory illness: It definitely sounds like you have a respiratory illness with sputum production. If you have fevers, you should definitely go in to see the doctor. Flu season is starting to arrive and it is a good time to get a flu shot and have this issue addressed by visiting your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Its been over a month and my daughter still has this things sounds like she's trying to clear her throat and its back to back constantly lung cancer?

Its been over a month and my daughter still has this things sounds like she's trying to clear her throat and its back to back constantly lung cancer?

Very unlikely: It is highly unlikely that your daughter has lung cancer. What she may have can only be settled by examining her. A month with cough is long enough to warrant seeing a doctor. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more