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Offline sjm0502

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I'm afraid I have Lung Cancer
« on: December 24, 2013, 07:33:13 PM »
I hope I'm not getting annoying with all of these threads but I just went to the doctor and have no insurance and can't afford to go back anytime soon and I'm not seeing a psychiatrist so I don't have anywhere else to go.

Anyway after trying to stay off Google I ended up cracking an hour ago and searched to see why I have been coughing so much over the last few weeks. I ended up looking at lung cancer and...I had almost all of the symptoms. I have a chronic cough, I occasionally have shortness of breath (started happening in October, but doesn't happen very often, maybe only ~10-15 times since mid-late October and it only lasts a minute), I have occasional chest pain (doesn't last very long though), I heard myself wheezing on Saturday (only happened once, hasn't happened since), the last two doctors appointments I went to I lost weight (10 lbs between October and November and 1 lb between November and December) despite actually having an increased appetite and I have been having headaches. I'm panicking right now because this is the same disease that killed my grandmother and all of the symptoms are two similar.
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Re: I'm afraid I have Lung Cancer
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 08:44:37 AM »
The vast majority of lung cancers occur in long time smokers or those exposed to certain chemicals.
A cough, chest pain and wheezing can also be caused by reflux, according to my GI physician.
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