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Old 03-13-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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Question Could this be cancer?

Hey, so I've been experiencing a bunch of weird symptoms recently. I've been speaking with doctors, and they keep saying they don't think it is cancer because I'm too young (I'm 20), or that it might have shown up on some of the tests they did, but they also keep saying they have no idea and think it will be something unusual.

My symptoms started with back pain, bone pain/aches (in the long bones, not joints), and weakness. It started out low and occasional but over the course of this month they have gotten much more severe. It keeps me up at night, some days I can't walk well because of it. It is severe pain and weakness, but I'm not sleepy I still have energy.

I'm also getting some abdominal pain and nausea, I've lost 15 lbs in 2 months without trying, I have no appetite, I'm getting headaches and my right inner ear hurts sometimes. I have extreme dizziness at times, and severe chills frequently, but no fever or throwing up.

My vitamin D is very low, but my calcium is high (but not high enough for hypercalcimia). My pth is low though so no hyperparathyroidism. My bilirubin is elevated (2.7), and my Albumin is high, but my other liver tests are normal. I had a comprehensive metabolic panel and that came back basically normal, my red and white blood cells are within a normal range.

I had a bone scan and my bones are slightly above average, so I don't have osteopenia or osteoporosis. I also had an ultrasound done of my entire abdomen and it all looks fine.

Even though I'm only 19, could this be metastatic cancer or bone cancer of some kind? Could it possibly be pancreatic cancer because of the bilirubin? I'm going to see an oncologist Thursday, what should I ask? What tests would be good to do?

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