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Knot in throat and coughing up mucus with blood. What is going on?

Im worried about my mom she is coughing up blood with mucus and she says it feels like a knot in her throat that needs to come up....she just got done with radiation because she had a mass on her leg which was cancer , they said they got it all, she also has 3 stints in her heart , she use to smoke but she quit about 2 years ago when she got her stints, she smoked ever since she was 16 and she is now 72
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
Apr 2014
Thanks for writing to HCM

You didn't mentioned type of cancer she had on her leg. Some primary cancer can metastasize to lungs.
Your mother also had history of smoking, so lung cancer can't be ruled out.
All probabilities have to be confirmed by imaging.
Not the least it can be infective also.
So, she needs chest-ray( PA) and Contrast CT Scan of thorax.
Treatment depends upon findings of investigations and clinical examination.

Take Care
DR.Indu Bhushan
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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