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Smoking and Tobacco

I smoke

07/01/2008

Question:

I was wondering if there side affects from me smoking 30 years are a sing of lung cancer I have very bad cough,I do cough up stuff that is the color of coffee with a little cream ,my throat make it hard to swallow things I have lost 33 poubds over the past 6 monthes I say cold a lot now and my back hurts now I no go to the doctor but my doctor droped me when I went to a different doctor to get my staples out of my head he was out of town so I am my on doctor and tips thanks.

Answer:

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Please, go to the doctor NOW. Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go see a doctor right away. If you can't find a doctor, please call your local hospital for a referral. If you still need help, write back to me. Please let me know what happens.

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Response by:

Rob  Crane, MD Rob Crane, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University