Slight dry cough 3 months & up right back pain. 3 clear xrays, bloods and lft. All normal. Really worried it could be lung cancer.

Probably okay. If you are a non-smoker and cxray okay. Next step is ct lung if concern persists.
Probably not. In a 35 year old non-smoker, lung cancer would be rare. A chest ct is a better test than a chest xray because it looks inside the lung tissue better. But, ask your physician if he/she recommends it.

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I don't smoke. I have had a mild dry cough for past 3 weeks. Blood test and chest xray shows normal. No chest pain. Could it be lung cancer? I'm worried

Cough. In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable (up to 6 weeks) but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, then it is time to see the doctor. Read more...

Pain right lung and back with slight dry cough for 2 months. Had bloods & x-ray. All fine. Docs not too concerned. I am extremely worried lung cancer?

Further evaluation. If you are a smoker further evaluation with a ct scan of the chest may be indicated; you should also consider asking your physician for referral to a pulmonary specialist for evaluation of the persistent cough. On a good note- cancer is progressive so the longer the symptoms remain stable the less likely cancer is the cause. Read more...

Had a dry cough with back pain for 3.5 months. Chest ct, xray, bloods and lft all normal. What could this be?

Dry cough. You may have an allergy causing asthmatic problems. See an allergist for evaluation and possible treatment. Read more...
Top 3 causes... of cough are asthma, post nasal drip and GERD. None of those would show up on the tests you've had. You need a pulmonary function test to look for asthma and the easy fix for the other two are are over the counter treatments. Read more...

Had paid and dry cough in rt lung for 2.5 months. Had xrays & bloods done. All ok. Lft to be done in october. Could I have lung cancer. Very worried?

Not too likely. Lung cancer rarely presents in patients of your age, and is even more rare among non-smokers, so your worries are likely overdone. On the other hand pain and a cough are worrisome for other conditions, and you should see your doctors again if they have not made a diagnosis and treated it. You say xrays were done, but the best procedure to find a lung cancer or other lung mass is chest ct. Ask. Read more...
Number possibilities. Pain associated with a cough is usually a self-limited illness like bronchitis, pleuritis (inflammation of lining of lungs), perhaps pericarditis (inflammation lining of heart). If it is going on for 2.5 months, it requires work up by a general internist or a pulmonoloist (internist that specializes in lungs). Asthma can present as a cough, but pain unusual. Have it evaluated. Read more...
Not likely. If you have a normal chest x-ray, then you are not likely to have lung cancer, at least not an obvious tumor which could explain your persistent cough. Yet if you cough persists, you need an ongoing medical evaluation and treatment to control it. Sometimes it can be a symptom of asthma or acid reflux. So go see your doctor again till the cause has been found and treated. Read more...

2 months slight dry cough. Ex smoker for 14 yrs. 2xrays. Bloods all fine. Seen thoratic specialist. Suspect asthma. Could it be lung cancer.?

Cough. With two normal chest x-rays, the chance of lung cancer is quite remote. Asthma is much more likely. Keep following up with your doctor. Read more...
Congratulations on. Quitting. I'm an ex-smoker off for 30 years. Relapsed many times before finally ditched them for good. You might see a pulmonary specialists to probe the cause of your cough, review your x-rays, and consider pulmonary function tests. It would establish a post-smoking baseline, but could reveal copd, asthma, other lung or heart ailment or that all is well. Highly unlikely that you have lung ca. Read more...

Doctors said that my shortness of breath and back pain is anxiety after blood tests and chest xray in Dec. But I think lung cancer, chances?

Small. Chest xray was several months ago but is reassuring. You are young. What risk factors exist? Is chest pain rib or chest wall pain? Another check up can reassure you. Shortness of breath can be further evaluated with spirometry. Can you walk and exercise? . Read more...
Further evaluation. Lung cancer doesn't appear likely and stress and tension certainly can cause these symptoms. However, if symptoms persist, I recommend further testing such as EKG, echocardiogram, chest cat scan, pulmonary function testing, spine xrays for reassurance. However, your physician is best qualified to advise you. Read more...
Extremely. low chance of cancer based on your age, symptoms, and negative work up. Read more...

I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?

Almost certainly not. I don't think you have lung cancer at all. Back pain can be due to many things (including posture, very large breasts, etc) and blood when you blow your nose is probably due to a polyp. Obviously you should have it checked out if it's a lot. But at your age and with no smoking history, lung cancer would be very low on my list. As for bruising and weakness, you should probably have a blood test. Read more...
Unlikely. At your age, cancer unlikely if otherwise healthy. If you have weight loss, breathing issues, nausea or night fevers. You need to have pcp check it out. Read more...