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A 52-year-old male asked:

Fatigue, excessive sweats & muscle loss for over 4 years. could it be paraneoplastic syndrome from lung cancer. ex smoker. hr ct unremarkable jul 2018

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Unlikely: Lung cancer would have progressed considerably over 4 years, so that is not a likely explanation. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated.
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