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Lump in throat, weight loss, healthy appetite. Blood test shows low haemoglobin. Cancer?

Husband has a lump in throat ,non-palpable, and lab results today came back w/low hemoglobin . In the last year he has lost about 10 lbs. he s very thin, eats healthy, and is . He s never lost weight in the about 20 yrs. we ve been together. He s 46 yrs. old. Exercises about 1 hr/day. Former triathlete. Doesn t sit right w/my gut. Many neighbors around 50 yrs. old have had cancer in this area. Live in an active, median income $100,000+ community. Am I overly concerned?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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No, I think you are not overly concerned. Your husband is a young patient (46 years old) with a recent history of significant weight loss (without a diet to loose weight), with anemia and a lump in the throat. He should have a complete evaluation: He should be observed urgently by a physician, with a complete blood analysis (CBC and chemistry) and probably he should do a CT scan to detect possible lesions, which can explain these symptoms. Hope this answer was helpful.
Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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