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Chest pain, clearing throat. Lung cancer?

Hi. I was feeling fine until Saturday early afternoon. When I left my place and started walking towards the subway, I felt a sharp pain on my chest and almost like I had a fist on the right side of my back. It wasn t incapacitating as I still managed to get all my things done, but still was uncomfortable. When I bend down, I feel like something is moving. I do clear my throat every now and then ( But then again, I had a cold about 2 weeks ago ) I don t really feel much if I sit down, lay down or stand up not doing much, but if I go out for a walk, the discomfort comes back. I m just getting a little freaked out that it may be lung cancer or a collapsed lung or something like that. Although I haven t been spitting out anything weird up to this point and my appetite is the same.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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You have not mentioned your age and whether you smoke or not. Right sided chest pain is unlikely to be cardiac. It could be a simple muscle pull. it is better to get it checked up with your GP. He/she could do a quick clinical examination, check your oxygen level and if necessary may need a chest X-ray to keep your mind at rest.
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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