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Old 05-09-2001, 12:42 PM   #1
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I am a 2 pack a day smoker and have been smoking for 20 years. Ido not have a smokers cough(yet), but was wondering about getting a check up. Is there any sings what so ever in the beginning stages of lung cancer. Was wondering cause i feel healthy.

 
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Old 05-09-2001, 01:32 PM   #2
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The symptoms of lung cancer would be a persistent cough; sputum with blood; chest pain. There could be others but these are the ones that I'm aware of.

 
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Old 05-30-2001, 05:29 AM   #3
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Well the common symptoms are shortness of breath and chest pain, I had shoulder and neck pain a year before I was diagnosed with stage iv lung cancer. The biggest problem with lung cancer is by the time most people start experiencing symptoms and go to the doctors office it is usually too late. That is why the majority of people diagnosed with lung cancer are already stage iv, and that is one of the reasons why lung cancer has such a high mortality rate. I have stage iv lung cancer and I am only 28 years old. I was diagnosed in september of 00. If you are concerned, and you should be, because lung cancer is the leading killer of all cancers in the US and Japan, you should go to the doctor and request a chest xray (at least), at CT scan would be better and a PET scan would be best. If your insurance doesnt cover it, pay for it yourself. You only get one chance. I would have gladly paid anything to have caught this any earlier than we did. There are research studies that you might be able to participate in for early detection of lung cancer. My sister is looking into one of siblings of those who have lung cancer for herself. I hope this information helps you. I would give anything to go back and make so changes. I hope that everything works out for you.
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Old 05-31-2001, 08:24 AM   #4
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My wife was just diagnosed with Stage IV Adnocarcinoma lung cancer (both lungs) and has been given 3 to 6 months to live. She had no warnings except for shortness of breath that surfaced in mid-April. She quit
smoking approximately 10 years ago. We also learned that she has diabetes. She had no previous medical problems.

Bill S

 
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:55 AM   #5
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Re: is there signs of lung cancer

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Originally Posted by steven99
Hello,
I am a 2 pack a day smoker and have been smoking for 20 years. Ido not have a smokers cough(yet), but was wondering about getting a check up. Is there any sings what so ever in the beginning stages of lung cancer. Was wondering cause i feel healthy.
I don't know if there are any symptoms per say:

My Mums cancer was caught by accident, Her fingers and toes were swelling and she was feeling pain in them, they thought it was gout for ages and did blood tests and stuff, eventually they did Xrays of the joints, and when they looked at the joints for the shoulder area thats when they discovered the black area of mums lungs..

 
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