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Does a person in the final stages of emphysema ever cough up lung tissue?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

That doesn't happen.
Patients may cough up mucus/phlegm but not really lung tissue. Lung cancer patients, on the other hand, may cough up blood or little pieces of their cancer if that is in their airways, same with throat/head and neck cancer.

In brief: No

That doesn't happen.
Patients may cough up mucus/phlegm but not really lung tissue. Lung cancer patients, on the other hand, may cough up blood or little pieces of their cancer if that is in their airways, same with throat/head and neck cancer.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Heart Disease

The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd).

In brief: Heart Disease

The leading cause of death for patients with emphysema is cardiac disease (heart attack) irrespective of the stage of copd).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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