Nov 09, 2002 - 8:57 pm
I was diagnosed NSCLC 3 months ago stage llA or B. I'm in radiation and chemo now. 14 rad. treatments and 2 chemos. I had a violent reaction to Taxol and only Carboplatin is used now. My question is I had no prior symptoms that I know of, I have severe COPD and it was discovered during my physical. The past 3 or 4 days I have started coughing up blood. Some fresh but most looking old and semi-coagulated. Is this an expected part of treatment or are there other probable causes for the blood. The radiation is starting to bother my throat.