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Persistent cough, shortness of breath, pain in rib cage and shoulders. Lung cancer symptoms?

Well yesterday I was really tired and aching all over and my throat hurts what could it be I have been feeling sick for many days but not been sick ? and My mum is having problems like Couching up that has not left her for 3 weeks couching up more often shortness of breathing Pain in her ribcage and shoulders. I think she might have Lung Cancer! Im no doctor
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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you must not come to fast conclusions as such. Shirtness of breath has many other causes like cardiac, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and some gastrointestinal causes too.
A chest X ray and a good clinical evaluation shall help the doctor know the diagnosis. First its advisable for you to meet your family doctor for a consultation and probably a chest x ray.
Thanks and no fears for now,
Luchuo, MD
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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