Treebywater Posted June 6, 2005 Share Posted June 6, 2005 Hey guys... Just got off the phone with a friend of mine. He went to the doctor today because he's been having some strange symptoms... He vomits up blood, he's short of breath, he has pain in his chest, etc. His family history is like a lot of ours where if something serious seems to be wrong the "C word" becomes a big concern. So he went to the doctor to figure out what's going on. I'm not sure if it's because he strongly indicated his concern over the "C word" or what... but... Though he had a chest x-ray last week (that looked good), the doctor wouldn't do anything else for him. Despite the fact that he is having all of these weird symptoms, the doc. just told him, "Since you are on anxiety meds, I am assuming that you are just over-reacting to some minor symptoms. Nothing is wrong with you. People under 30 don't get cancer. And you don't have to think it's all herititary Is there anything else?" Now whether or not this is cancer-related... That's a pretty sorry doctor if you ask me. He IS HAVING serious symptoms... and they're not going to do anything to figure out WHY. And on top of that... is he outta his mind on the age and heretity deal?! And people wonder why so many cancers aren't caught until the late stages. I'm just floored. I hope and pray there really is nothing wrong with my friend, but to just blow him off and say that he's over-reacting because he has anxiety issues is so outta line.... I think he better find a new doctor. (And I'm pretty sure he is) [/b] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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