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White things seen in lungs, severe cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, ma
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   i'm i got a phone call from my mom saying my father did a lung scan and he is smoker and they told him they see white things after the scan but they waiting for a doctor to look at it
User :   is that mean he have lung cancer
User :   ?
Doctor :   not always
User :   she also told me he been coughing for about a month
User :   can u please explain more about this i'm really worried about him
User :   before my time ends
User :   ?
User :   thanks
Doctor :   white opacity can represent blood vessels , fluid , tumor
Doctor :   the site and the shape can give a clue to what it is
User :   how about him being coughing for that time, is that can be something else
User :   or is it sound familiar to a cancer
Doctor :   coughing is a common symptom
Doctor :   not always cough is the symptoms of cancer only
User :   if u the person setting doing the scan thing would u know if this a caner or not if u not a doctor \
User :   ?
Doctor :   no , one needs to be a well trained and experienced doctor to identify cancers on the scan
User :   so u think it is not a cancer
Doctor :   i cannot comment unless i see or read the scan report
Doctor :   as i said it could be many possibilities , where you see white opacities
Doctor :   hence do not worry , wait for the report
User :   cool, but i am worried
Doctor :   it could be normal , mid infection to anything so wait
User :   but thanks so much for all the info
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   i will thanks so much doc
User :   have nice day
Doctor :   once you get the report come on to the chat we shal have a detailed discussion then
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   wish him al health
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