Zachary Posted February 6, 2017 Share Posted February 6, 2017 Hello over the last 6 months or so I have experienced a loss of appetite, I just never feel hungry, it's like the signalling between my stomach and brain is broken. I havn't really lost any weight because I still eat according to the clock but it still bothers me. Over that time I have an abdominal CT scan and colonoscopy that was all normal so all gastro cancers have been ruled out. I just can't help but now worry about lung cancer? Has anyone heard of lung cancer presenting itself in this way? Should I get chest x-ray? I am only 25, but have smoked half a pack a day for 7 years. I really don't seem to have any respiratory symptoms, other than a phlegmy throat at times but I wouldn't call it a cough, also I do have back pain at times but I think this is often linked to stress with me Lung cancer has not been mentioned once by any doctor and I have seen MANY, after my adbo ct scan came back clear everyone assumed I was clear of cancer and that was a great relief and we put it down to anxiety/ibs, but I must admit I have still had a nagging feeling that my total lack of hunger needs explaining, I just always thought of lung cancer as a very aggressive disease with obvious symptoms, but it seems certain types of lung cancer can be more insidious. I have never heard of anyone my age getting it and I'm really not a heavy smoker at all but it's not impossible and the more I think about it the more concerned I get. i'm not even sure what the best way to go about things now is, I don't see how I will be able to get an x-ray for at least another month or so.... Also, last few days, along with the aforementioned back pain, I have started experiencing throbbing headaches, and I have honestly never had a headache before this in my life. Which makes me think of brain mets. Obviously I would like to stay alive for as long as possible even if this does turn out to be case, I'm in the UK which I hope doesn't affect my treatment options too much. All in all, if it does turn out to be lung care I am going to feel pretty letdown by the doctors I have seen, as a chest x-ray is a relatively straightforward procedure and it would mean I have had cancer induced anorexia for 6 months undiagnosed, and early detection is so important. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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