Have lung cancer. Done with X-rays and lung biopsy. Coughing blood is very worrisome. Advise?
Better to wait for biopsy report.
Hi! Thanks for choosing XXXXXXX for your query. I can understand your concerns. If the patient is otherwise hemodynamically stable and is comfortable without oxygen support, there is no need for her to be hospitalised. The treating physician is the best judge. She can do well at home with cough medication and some hemostatic agents. Further work up will be after the biopsy report is available. She will need a PET scan to stage the disease and if the tumor is operable, her fitness to undergo a lung resection will have to be determined. Once the biopsy is available , you can discuss it with your doctor and ask for a referral to a centre where a multidisciplinary team experienced in treating lung cancer patients is available.