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chronic, massive nosebleeds
My husband started having nosebleeds 6 months before being diagnosed with lung cancer.  He has had 3 reconstructions & posterior cauterizations as well as numerous ER visits.  The lung surgery, radiation & chemo seemed to go along with a lessening of the bleeding; however when the cancer returned, the nosebleeds preceeded it.
We've been told thst squamous cell  lung cancer has nothing to do with the nose bleeds.  Any help or comments?
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Hi Mollianne.
There may be no relation between your husband’s squamous cell lung cancer and his episodes of epistaxis (nose bleeding).  Perhaps there is a different cause of your husband’s nose bleeding.  Intranasal masses (either benign or malignant) can cause massive epistaxis especially if there is erosion of blood vessels.  Varicosities inside the nasal cavity can also cause epistaxis.  Blood coagulation disorders, hypertension, or infections are other causes of epistaxis.
It would be best to bring him back to his doctor for reevaluation.  He should be seen by an ENT specialist if he has not been seen by one.
Good luck.
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