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Old 03-09-2003, 01:28 PM   #1
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Please anyone who reads this that has any thoughts , please respond. I am a 27 year old female. I had been having chest pains off and on for the last year and my doctor had dismissed them. Now I have had some mild shortnesss of breath for the last wee, that can come and go at any time, not necessarily related to exertion. I went back to the doc and he tested me and says he thinks it may be asthma , based on my history with allergies. I asked him to send me for a chest x-ray because I am so nervous about my past history of smoking. He agreed to it , if it would make me feel , better but didn't think it was necessary. I started when I was 16 or so and smoked off and on , but mostly off (not everday, usually casually, out with friends) for 9 years. I have not smoked at all for almost 2 years, because of a previos bout with SOB that resolved itself. Now I have been doing all of this reading on the internet and I am scared to death of having lung cancer. So much so, that I think anxiety has caused me to have soreness all over and headaches. Of course that has feuled the fire and then I think I have cancer and it has spread all over my body! Anyway, let me stop rambling. I have a dey cough on occasion, but no other symptoms other than the SOB. Please any advice would be appreciated. I have not received the results of my x-ray , yet and i go tomorrow to have a lung function test done.

 
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Old 03-09-2003, 03:24 PM   #2
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Veggiegirl...
All I can say is just relax, the worrying and making yourself sicker is not going to work. It is very rare for someone as young as you to have lung cancer. It is a good idea to push for the lung x ray, even if it turns out just to be asthma Good luck and keep in touch

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Old 03-10-2003, 03:00 PM   #3
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Veggiegirl: I'm in exactly the same boat as you are. In my case, the "undefined mass" on my lung actually shrank from one cat scan to the cat scan with contrast. I go for another cat scan in mid May. My blood pressure rose 20 points until my surgery was cancelled, so now I just wait.

I find you have to push the medical commmunity. My research indicates that the only way to know if you have cancer for sure is to do a biopsy.

What kind of an xray did you have?

Mary

 
Old 03-10-2003, 05:41 PM   #4
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I just had a normal chest x-ray. Still don't have the results. I had my lung function test today but was told that they would not have the results for 2-3 weeks. I don't know if that is normal or not. my shortness of breath has pretty much resolved itself, just soreness and aching in my back and shoulders. I have gotten my emotions under control somewhat, and have come to grips with the factthat the odds are probably on my side with my age and the short period of time for smoking. ARe you a smoker? How did your symptoms first present? Was your mass first detected on a chest x-ray or cat scan?

 
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