DDOT Posted November 17, 2018 Share Posted November 17, 2018 I need guidance or help from you guys. My husband, age 70, was diagnosed 6/1/2018 with Stage IV NSCLC. He has had 6 infusions of Keytruda + Alimta + 4 of Carboplatin. His lung function test in July was nearly perfect. He has no history of coughing, but since the weather has gotten much colder, for the last 2 weeks and he has been outside for short periods of time, he has a deep cough and starts to cough up blood. Not in great amounts but it usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to stop. It's red with clotted blood or some kind of tissue in it. The first time, 2 weeks ago, we called his Oncologist who was on call and he said take him to the ER. We did, they ran bloodwork and did chest xray and also sent results to the Oncologist on call and they discussed it. They sent my husband back home, unless he is losing a larger amount of blood and it is bright red, we were told not to worry. He has done this twice since and again today. What he coughs up onto tissues looks like fresh Red blood to me and adds up to 1/2 kitchen trash can of tissues each time. And I am not comfortable with waiting for a greater volume to start, we are 1 hour's drive from the ER at the hospital where he is being treated. We've never dealt with anything like this before and I'm worried and not comfortable with their theory of what constitutes a medical emergency but my husband doesn't want to seem like we're crying wolf. Am I over reacting? For those of you who have had lung cancer or any who still do, is coughing up blood just a result of treatments or worsening or progression of his cancer? Should I call the Oncologist AGAIN? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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