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Can a dry cough indicate some form of cacncer?

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Can a dry cough indicate some form of cacncer?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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Not usually.

Dry cough is commonly caused by the environmental allergies.

Viral infection also can cause this.

Medications like lisinopril also can cause dry cough as side effect without any serious consequences.

Cancer causes other symptoms like blood in phlegm, weight loss etc.

Chest Xrays should be considered for any cough lasting more than a month.

Normal chest xray rules out any cancer.

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