I take back what I said in my previous post. My cancer fears are currently minimal. There's an edging worry that I could have a cancer in me and show no symptoms until it's too late but.. I do still have brain tumor worries but currently I'm more scared of below the neck.
I keep on getting gas stuck in my chest and it gets hard to breathe. I get random pains in the side of my chest and when I drink seltzer water it feels cold and noticeable as it goes to my stomach. It's probably IBS but I worry about stomach cancer or a heart issue. My breathing is fine so I don't worry about lung cancer. I got an EKG a few weeks ago and it came back fine, plus I have no heart pain when walking, but I worry about a random heart attack.
I didn't start developing these symptoms until a few weeks ago, after my anxiety attack. It could be iBS brought on by anxiety... Or it could be the cancer getting worse. My symptoms went away for a few weeks but now they're back.
I thought only seniors get stomach or bowel cancer but I read a story of a 19 year old who died because doctors mistook her colon cancer for IBS. She had extreme fatigue, bloating, loss of appetite and developed an intense thirst. I have fatigue issues, mild bloating, and occasional appetite issues. I've read colon cancer rates have gone up by 120% in under 30 year olds within the last decade.. Colon and stomach cancer are tricky because they're hard to diagnose. Not everyone starts losing 40 pounds and bleeding profusely, especially not early on.
I want a colonscopy, brain scan, EKG, and a cat scan however you can't just walk into an ER and get them. Plus I'm not even 20 so they're probably just gonna tell me I'm paranoid and too young for any illness; when I went to the ER for the EKG they said I was too young for heart attacks. My mom is getting a colonscopy - she's pissed she has to drink that gross liquid - but I envy her to bits. I'm too young for doctors to require frequent colonscopies, or even mammograms.