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Uncontrolled wheezing sounds, coughing up mucus, chain smoker, heavy drinker. Cancer?

Hello, I was a heavy drinker and smoker for over twenty years. I went through some terrible withdrawals when I quit drinking 10 days ago. I cut back on cigarettes from a pack and a half daily to just under 3 cigs a day. Now my chest is making untrolled wheezing sounds and continually coughing up this terrible orange jelly-like mucus . YYYY@YYYY Any Ideas? Please tell me I don t have cancer! Age 42
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

No I do not think it to be a cancer or related to your withdrawal from the drinking and cigarettes.

Do get examined by a GP to ascertain the cause and put you on treatment needed.

The Orange jelly mucus appears to be due to blood mixed in the sputum .The blood could be due to erosions in the mucous membranes.

Hope I answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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