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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   sir , i have a smoker from last 8 yrs, a week ago i quit smoking , i usually smoked 7-8 on an average a day.
User :   smoking causes lung cancer , so can u please tell me the symptoms of lung cancer
User :   ?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   First of all I shall appreciate the act of quitting
Doctor :   If you continue not to smoke, your risk for lung cancer would be the same as a non smoker in next 5 yrs
User :   ok
Doctor :   Now the symptoms of cancer include one or all of the above
Doctor :   Cough with or without sputum
Doctor :   Blood tinged sputum
Doctor :   Weight loss,
Doctor :   Loss of appetite
Doctor :   Breathless ness
Doctor :   Increased breathing
Doctor :   Frequent infections
User :   ok
User :   i dont have any of these , so can u please elaborate cough , what kind of cough, i have small,but i feel that becuase of cold, in AC and all,
Doctor :   Cough with blood sputum
User :   it is always like that cough with sputum for patient ?
Doctor :   May not be
Doctor :   The cough usually is controlled after treating infection
User :   ok , i have a small cough comes sometimes, very small, is that symptoms?
Doctor :   May not be
Doctor :   it can be simple infection
Doctor :   since you were smoker, you can get a Chest Xray done
User :   ok, how much cough expected from a patient when he is suffering from lung cancer
Doctor :   There is no quantification
Doctor :   The cough is recurrent
Doctor :   and come back after treatment
User :   ok , better i should go for check up , thankx doc
User :   thats it from my side thanx anyway .
Doctor :   Pleasure to assist you here
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   thanx
User :   bye
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