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Spitting Up Mucus With Stage 4 Lung Cancer Blood Tinged
For 2 days I have had dried blood in nose & i clear throat a few streaks of blood in mucus spit out. Clear chst X-ray 3 mth ago. Causes? Lung cancer?
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
25 year old 9 year smoker quit 2 mnths ago, wake up tasting blood, spit blood, 3 e.r. visits, no xrays,lungs sound clear, lung cancer? gums bleed easy
Dad has been smokin 40 years.He is always coughing and coughs up gross mucus stuff, only ever coughed up blood once. He has no teeth,etc. Lung cancer?
Whats the signs of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Whats the chances i may have it. Main probs r spitting up little blood and constant burping?
GI symptoms: How much a "little blood" actually is depends on many things. Simple tests can detect larger blood loss, usually not the case in the youngster. The source of the blood in a young patient is important. Is it teeth, gums, sinuses, or is it further down the line, like esophagus or stomach? A good exam and a stool blood exam is also in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
25 yr old 8 yr pack hsty,quit 2mnths ago,clear throat alot, gums bleed spontaneously,doc says lungs sound clear, spit blood, lung cancer?? 3 e.r. vis
Not cancer: I'm really glad you quit smoking. Ask your personal physician about a referral to an otolaryngologist and a dentist who's gum-savvy. I'm going to trust your routine labs, including platelets, are within normal limits. Cancer almost never results from just 8 years of smoking at your age. ...Read more
Today my friend was told she will not go into remission.Dr.Will not do more chemo.Pain meds increased.Blood transfusion.Stage 4 lung cancer, mets.Hope?
Yes and No: Stage 4 lung cancer is an incurable type of cancer. Only about half of the patients respond to chemotherapy and that benefit lasts for no more than 6 to 12 months. That is about all one can do in the present state of cancer treatemnt. Once cancer has progressed despite chemotherapy it is good to seek palliative care/hospice care to help her to go through rest of her life with least bit of sufferin. ...Read more
My mom has stage 4 lung cancer and we're not sure what type of cancer. She is having blood in her stool and throwing up, what is happening?
Worrisome symptoms: These are worrisome symptoms and you should report them to her oncologist before your mother gets weaker. ...Read more
Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?
Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done , it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and i would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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