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cancer or heart problem
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:26:40 PM »
so i have had this pain in my chest on the left side for about 2 or so months ... it also goes to my back... im terriffied its lung cancer or heart problem.. .i am a smoker but im the process of quitting.... it will hurt worse esp in my back when i move but i can be sitting still can it can hurt.... about 8 months ago i had chect xray and ct along with blood work 6 ekgs hoilter monitor and a echocardigram... soooo what are the odds its either cancer of heart problem... i also at time will have breathlessness i smokes for 1 year when i was 18 and i am now 21 and have smoked for about 4 months advice?????
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Re: cancer or heart problem
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 06:09:42 PM »
Anyone???????
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Re: cancer or heart problem
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 06:22:42 PM »
If you just had all that work 8 months ago, it's not very likely it's either lung cancer or a heart issue causing that, particularly at 21. That said, smoking isn't good for you as you obviously know and I'd encourage you in your quest to quit. Make it happen! It's a new year, and you can do this. So many people quit, and if you continue on it's only going to make your anxiety about your health considerably worse. It's such an easily controllable thing - hang in there, see it through, and kick the habit for good!

There's a number of things that could be causing your pain that are benign. If you have a small muscle injury, even a slight "crick" in a muscle, that could do it. Or if your back is a bit out of alignment or something that can happen. Posture can affect those things, too. Especially if you're focusing on it...
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Re: cancer or heart problem
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 06:23:26 PM »
Hi mkgirl.  When we battle HA, we battle a few things.  First of all, we battle accepting the diagnosis.  Second of all, we battle jumping from disease to disease.  Surely there must be a deadly reason that we're experiencing these symptoms, right?  Surely it can't be my mind doing this to me, right?

I too get awful chest pains, and I too have had numerous cardiac tests, all come back clear.  I have had it all, or at least I thought I have.  The only real path to lasting peace is accepting the diagnosis' at face value and moving on.  I know it's hard, I struggle with it myself, but any little breakthrough I've ever had revolves around that concept.
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Re: cancer or heart problem
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 07:34:59 PM »
Sounds like costochondritis - which is completely benign, but can be painfully annoying. If you've been smoking for 1 year, 4 months etc, it's extremely unlikely you have any kind of cancer.
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