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I'm a 26 year old female.. I have been a smoker since I was 14 and about a week ago I noticed a taste of blood in my mouth but didn't think any thing of it until the next day while I was napping I began coughing really bad I went back to sleep for a another hour or two and woke up with the same taste of blood in my mouth I took a qtip and wiped it around my mouth an sure enough there was blood on my gum near my wisdom tooth that has yet to cut through. I'm really worried this could mean I have lung cancer I always wake up in the night with a tickle in the back of my throat that causes me to cough and m voice is always hoarse I have also been having pain In my shoulder blade.. I had a chest X-ray 6-7 months ago for other reasons and the doctor told me everything was fine.. Could I still get lung cancer In the time.. I have had many chest X-rays and even a few ct scans which I know can cause cancer.

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replied July 30th, 2013
Lung Cancer Answer A44387
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Having paroxysms of cough can lead to rupture of delicate vessels in throat, and esophagus leading to bleeding. You should consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider at the earliest for through evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the cough and the bleeding that you describe. Further treatment options as appropriate (based on examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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