This case involves a fifty-two-year-old female patient who presented to the emergency room complaining of an irritating cough for the past three months. The patient had a family history significant for lung cancer on both the maternal and paternal sides. Over the course of several weeks, the symptoms became worse and were not responding to conservative treatments. According to the records, the patient had several episodes of hemoptysis which prompted the patient’s primary care physician to order chest imaging that was interpreted as normal. The physician assumed the hemoptysis to be from persistent coughing and did not investigate further. The health care provider continued to regularly follow up with the patient but failed to advise further investigations like a high-resolution CT or bronchoscopy in spite of the patient having a high risk for cancer. The patient continued to display similar symptoms over the next six months until finally another CT-chest was ordered that showed a 5 cm mass in the left upper lung lobe. She was placed on a chemotherapy treatment using Taxotere, but was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the liver; neither a lung nor liver transplant could have saved her by the time the diagnosis was made.