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Phlegm in the lungs

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MarieAngela
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My Dad has cancer metastasized to his bones which originally came from his lungs/pancreas. One doctor said that he has phlegm in the lungs. Is there some way for the phlegm to be excreted somehow?

dennycee
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Joined: Mar 2011

Usually the body gets rid of it by coughing. he may need to see a pulmonologist for inhalation therapy. In the mean time, if he has an inhaler he should be using it to help increase the lungs ability to breathe a bit deeper.  Also, he should be using his incentive spirometer. 

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