How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Michael Salama Your Own Question
Michael Salama
Michael Salama,
Category: Oncology
Satisfied Customers: 606
Experience:  Medical director at San Miguel Medical Clinic
Type Your Oncology Question Here...
Michael Salama is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have had a persistent dry cough for 6 weeks. In addition,

Customer Question

I have had a persistent dry cough for 6 weeks. In addition, I now have extreme fatigue. Are these symptoms of lung cancer?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 2 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

These are not specific symptoms for lung cancer.

However, considering the length of time you've had the cough, I would recommend getting a Chest X Ray to rule out any chronic conditions which may be causing the cough.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Well, what is a persistent dry cough and extreme fatigue, symptoms of?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 2 months ago.

Unfortunately those symptoms are nonspecific.

It can be a variety of things such as pneumonia, bronchitis, reactive airway disease, medication side effects or more serious things such as TB and cancer.

Related Oncology Questions