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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?
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
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.
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.
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
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
I have throat tightness and cough (quality:chronic cough) I smoked for 7 years and quit 2 weeks ago and I'm afraid of having lung cancer. Possible?
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
Chronic throat clearing problem (not cough) almost 2 years, but never during sleep, could lung cancer behave this way? Started after a cold, so scared
Probably not: Specially if going on for 2 years. Next step is ct chest if you have a persistent concern.. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Never smoked a day in my life but I have been exposed to second hand smoke but usually im not around it. Should I worry about throat/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?
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
Persistent dry cough. Tickle in throat/chest. 26 year old male non smoker. What are chances of lung cancer?
Is a cough, that is caused by lung cancer produce a irritating sensation in the throat thus invoking the cough.
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??
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
I started smoking about two minths ago, should I worry about gettind enfezema? Throat or lung cancer right now?
Have throat clearing for a year now, scared its lung cancer, smoked from 15 to 23, quit and now 52, what are my odds?
See doctor: Find out by making an appointment with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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
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