Sep 05, 2013 - 12:29 am
My husband has had a lingering cough literally for several months. After witnessing 3 different people close to us pass away from lung cancer, two within months of each other, I have pleaded with him to have a CT scan. All three of the people we lost complained about the same thing, a cough that would not go away. My friend's mother, in her 70's and still working, went to the Dr. for cough syrup with codiene on her lunch break but they decided to do a CT scan. Well she was admitted to the hospital that day and told she had stage IV lung cancer and later found out it had spread to her brain. Other than her persistent cough, she had no other sypmtoms. My husband, in addtion to his cough, has had shoulder, back and chest pain but he says it could be his gallbladder. That may be true but with the other symptoms I think he should rule out the more serious lung cancer. He is a previous heavy smoker (20 years ago).
Am I being paranoid? I just don't want to wait any longer if there is a problem. What were your (or your loved ones) sypmtoms?