A 22-year-old male asked:
i don't know why i overreact so much but im 22 and last 2 days i feel lethargic or tired what are the odds of a cancer causing my tiredness with no other symptoms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Adam Newman answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Extremely low: Fatigue has so many possible causes - but cancer in a 22 year old is extremely unlikely. Do you take vitamins? Eat well? Exercise? Other medical problems? So many possibilities, but cancer is very very unlikely. Check with your pcp for a checkup. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 23, 2014
Dr. Devon Webster answered
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Very unlikely: As a 22-year-old, i bet you have a lot of stress in your life. And stress makes you tired! with fatigue for two days and no other symptoms, i'm sure it's not cancer. Feeling tired is common, and it's your body's way of telling you to slow down. You may be getting a virus, or you may be anemic, or you may not have slept well. Rest and take care of yourself. If you don't perk up, see your doc.
Answered on Apr 9, 2014
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