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I have smoked for 10 years and now have a cough & could, is it a sign of Virus ?

ive smoked for 10 years and now have a cough could i have cancer i have had a cough for 4 weeks now atfirst i had green phlem then i had a temp now i have a cough with paler flem,i dont seem to be getting any better.ive smoked for 10 years,my doc said ive had a virus i think ive had a chest infection or i have cancer im 26
Asked On : Thu, 8 Apr 2010
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i would advise you to consult a chest physician. Get a xray chest and a sputum examinatioan as you have to also rule out tuberculosis. Eat healthy, avoid smoking. I hope i have answered your query. Take care
Answered: Thu, 17 Nov 2011
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Hi.. You probably may not having a cancer, but I do agree that you may be having an infection.. And the type of infection can only be diagnosed by a smear/culture test on the sputum.. Thie sputum test is advisable.. You may antibiotics for treatment if necessary, in the mean time, steam inhalation and expectorant syrups are helpful...

Answered: Wed, 14 Apr 2010
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