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Pancreatic Cancer Chest Pain
Scared of pancreatic cancer. I had chest pains a few months ago with a lack of appetite. No longer have those symptoms but I have pale stool. Helpim26?
Not pancreatic CA: The pale stool of pancreatic cancer is obviously very, very abnormal. It looks like gray clay from the ground, and you'll also be jaundiced -- go look at your eyes in the sunlight. At age 26, your chance of having common pancreatic cancer is basically zero. You need to be enjoying your youth, building your career, developing skills, building muscle & aerobic fitness. Focus on this & you'll be good ...Read more
Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more
Stomach pains, chest pains low energy, losing weight. I am 18. Is it cancer? Pancreatic cancer maybe because tobacco use since 10 months back. Afraid
Something else: You need to see your doctor and get further evaluation. Some blood work will be good to start with, then perhaps imaging study or referral to specialist if indicated. Pancreatic cancer is very rare at your age- unless you have a positive family history of pancreatic ca. Acid reflux disease , depression are more common at your age and may be something to consider. Stop smoking and go to see your do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer I have a lot of middle chest pain fill full all the time not much appetite?
Problems swallowing!: Some typical symptoms are difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), "food getting stuck", abnormal weighloss, chest pain/burning, heartburn and indigestion, fatigue and others. Your symptoms are certainly abnormal and need an appropriate work up immediately. Contact your doctor to evaluate for other causes as well like heart, lung, blood, lymph system diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying..no other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?
Reflux NOT Cancer.: If chest pain is worse with movement, with Deep Breathing, with Pressure on the Chest = can be inflammation called CostoChondritis; Rx with Local Heat and Ice application or Anti Inflammatory medicine Ointment. If Heart burn after eating or sour taste associated with Annoying Chest pain could be from Reflux. Try OTC Pepcid or Omeprazole for 2 to 4 weeks. See your MD if not better with above Rx ...Read more
I have chest pain in the center, when ibow down. It is rare and it doesn't happen when i breathe.I have painin the back, like a circle.Is it lung cancer?
Unlikely: The pains that you feel need to be evaluated for what is causing them. Lung cancer is usually initially without much pain except for irritation of airway maybe but are found most of the time accidentally when looking for other things or as part of screening. Look at your risks for it and be screened and look for causes of the pain. If they happen to correlate then you find out. ...Read more
Can a oesophageal ulcer turn in to cancer without treatment IV been having a lot of middle chest pain what are the symptoms of oesophageal cancer?
I have off on chest pain for 3 months. I am 38 years old female. I have in last 2 weeks I have lost 4kg.in last two weeks my upper back is hurting me badly and today coughing.lung cancer?? ex smoker
Chest X-Ray. : People your age (38) do get lung cancer, although it is unusual. But your symptoms are concerning for other things, including pneumonia or infection. With sudden weight loss, cough, and upper back pain, you need to see a doctor for an examination. Soon. Your doctor will probably order a chest X-ray. Don't let fear of cancer keep you from going in! Let us know what your doctor says. Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could cancer cause severe left upper back/shoulder and chest pain. When cardiac and GI has been ruled out? Family history of cancer.
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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