A Recurring Cough That Doesn’t Heal, Lung Cancer?
, my name is Erni, 43 years old, almost 2 months, I suffer from bronchitis, initially my chest feels tight, my heartbeat is abnormal, after being checked by a general practitioner I have to have blood drawn, X-ray u0026amp; EKG, it turns out my lung is infected with u0026amp; my heart is swollen and my gout is high. A week later my heart is normal, but I still have shortness of breath, then the doctor gave me bronchitis medication, after a week the feeling of tightness was sometimes felt as well as my chest, shoulders and back hurt and the phlegm was still not coming out, then I checked again to the doctor u0026amp; I was still given bronchitis medicine (concoction), but the sputum still did not come out finally I tried cough medicine siladex u0026amp; finally the phlegm comes out a little (the color of the phlegm is clear) but not all. After 1 week the tightness was not felt but when I was doing a little heavy activity suddenly my recurrence of shortness returned, and for the 4th time I went to the doctor but still given the medicine for sputum thinner bronchitis sm. What I want to ask is is there any possibility of the above symptoms leading to lung cancer even though I did not expect it, thank you for your attention
Good evening Erni, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lung cancer is a condition where there is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the lungs. This uncontrolled growth will damage and limit the function of the lungs, and at an advanced stage, can move to other organs and further reduce the quality of life of sufferers.
There are various causes of lung cancer, one of the most common is cigarette smoke, both active and passive smokers. In addition, air pollution, exposure to chemical compounds such as coal, nickel, asbestos and so on at work, radiation, and gene abnormalities can trigger lung cancer. As for the symptoms themselves, in the initial stages, there are no symptoms. When it reaches a certain stage then the symptoms appear, and even then not all are specific. Continuous cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue for no reason, weight loss without apparent cause, headache, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing and changes in the shape of the fingers are some examples of symptoms that can arise in lung cancer.
In your case, complaints of coughing and repeated shortness of breath can occur due to many things besides cancer. Chronic bronchitis, allergies, asthma, tuberculosis, heart disease and a number of other diseases can be the cause of this condition. You don't have to have a long cough that doesn't go away with shortness and chest pain caused by cancer, especially after you have an X-ray examination and still have not been diagnosed with cancer.
So now, we suggest that you feel more calm and confident about your condition, try to check yourself from the beginning once again at another lung doctor. Convey your complaints, from beginning to end as if this is the first time you consulted a doctor about the disease. Also convey your concerns about lung cancer so that your lung doctor pays more attention to this possibility. If it has been done a supporting examination and the results are still not cancer, then you don't need to worry and worry anymore.
Meanwhile, drink plenty of water, especially warm ones, eat lozenges, avoid cigarette smoke, dust and pollution, get enough rest, and take medicines regularly. So, hopefully answering your question.