Guest ktctrn Posted January 31, 2006 Share Posted January 31, 2006 I've always been a social smoker. I have probably smoked 20 packs my entire life (I'm 35) and that might be pushing it. Last week I smoked a pack of cigarettes, I hadn't smoked in years, don't know what made me start except for stress and I oddly craved one but afterwards, (and I mean like the next day after the pack was gone) I developed a scratchy throat and "tickle" in my throat. Sometimes it turns into a little cough but it's mostly a tickle. I've also had some shortness of breath. I'm worried this could be an early stage of lung cancer although I can't imagine symptoms popping out this soon after smoking again (but what do I know?) Would it behoove me to have an early detection test (I'm pretty sure I am or this is going to drive me batty) and if so, what type of doctor do I look for? Any suggestions on how to get started on this path to getting an early detection test would be great. Thank you! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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