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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
Can I ask your first name?
nice to meet you
what do you mean by "occlusion"?
That is the term that that the Doctor used when he told me the result of my X Ray and said I would have to have another X Ray in 6 Weeks time to see if it had gone away
also, any history of smoking?
A Very bad Cough that doesn't yield anything much
I smoked a lot but have given up for 35 Years
how long did you smoke for?
About 12 Years until I was about 28
how many packs per day?
about 2 packs 40 cigs
I have to be honest that this is a concerning finding
cough plus an "occlusion" on xray could be nothing but a mucous plug
but it could also be lung cancer
In the US, we would have sent you for a CAT scan
I would request that
you're welcome Bryan
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