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I had a scratchy throat on New Year's Day. I ignored it at first thinking it was caused by the club (smoke, smoke machine, etc). However, it got worse and I went to the doctor and was clinically diagnosed with bronchitis. I was given biaxin (antibiotic). I started feeling better the last week of January but then my chest started hurting. I had no congestion or coughing. There seemed to be no reason for it. I went to the doctor and they did a CBC. Everything turned out okay but my sedimentation rate was 75. The doctor pushed on my chest, which hurt, and said that I had pleurisy. He also ordered a lung x-ray. The lung x-ray came back and I was told that I had a 7mm lung nodule (on the same side that hurts). I have had repeated bouts of respiratory problems, have run a fever up to 103.8 with no explained reason, am very fatigued, have had an "elevated" sedimentation rate for as long as I can remember. The chest pain is excruciating. The doctor ordered a CAT Scan tonight to check for what he called pleural effusion and also to get a better look at the lung nodule. I am quite concerned it may be lung cancer - although I am 28 and have never smoked. My family just has a high incidence and I have lived with a smoker all of my life. I also know that I was exposed to asbestos and radon as a child. Does anyone have any ideas? I get my CAT scan results on Friday - but I am a basket case. Any reassuring information? Thank you so much!!!