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Forum Name: Lung Cancer
Question: Lung Cancer ?
|JokersOneLove92 - Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:13 pm|
I am having trouble breathing, I get numbness in my hand and arms frequently, Weezing has become a problem, I have severe chest pains, I have a constant cough and I tend to cough up blood. I am 19 years old and I have had one doctor tell me that it is possible that even at this age I could have lung cancer. I want to know if it is really a likely possibility and if there are high chance's of it being something else. If there is anything else that comes to mind what is it? and what should I do ?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:47 pm|
While lung cancer is possible and could cause your symptoms it is quite unlikely in someone your age. (Unlikely things do happen, though, so it is certainly worth thinking about.) I think there are a few different things that are much more likely.
You may be having a severe asthma attack or a lung infection such as a pneumonia. I would recommend you have some testing done, including a chest x-ray and a CBC. These would be a good place to start. You may also want to consider having a ppd placed to test for tuberculosis.
Follow up with a doctor is very important.
|nancybr - Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:03 am|
I totally agree with you
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