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Had smokers bronchitis, coughed phlegm white, yellow. Can it become lung cancer?

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about a week ago i was at the doctor he told me i had smokers brongitis. because i coughed phelgm white and sometimes yellow and i couldn't get air. i thought i had emphesema so i went to see a other doctor he told me my lungs are ok i dont have enphesema i have a post nasal drip. Today i dont cough that much but iv i eat i have phelgm sometimes white or yellow, and i keep cleaning my throat, my throat are soar and get hoars sometimes. im stressing about lung cancer or any other cancer or enphesema... please can you give me a awnser
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It doesnt soound like emphysema or cancer.You would have more intensive symptoms such as dispnea, blood coughing and it would be seen on chest xray. Bronchitis is also something serious and you should stop or reduce smoking definitely. Bronchitis can lead to emphysema and serious respiratory failure and lung infections. You should start with some medicines which helps you clear phlegm and open your bronchis.ALso do frequent pulmonary check ups and everything will be fine,you dnot have to worry about cancer.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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