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What causes lung cancer?

Hi, I am a 34 year old women, I got sick in December just before Christmas. I went to the doctor 4 times. He told me that I had bronchitus and gave me meds. The cough got better and o did my chest, but I have had a heavy feeling in my chest for about a month now. When I lie down it feels like I have a lump in my Throat. I don't smoke, never have and am not overweight. Can I have Lung cancer? I am really worried
Thu, 3 Sep 2015
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hi.

it is best if you consult with a doctor if you are experiencing symptoms. the possibilities based from just your description are varied. most common causes of lung cancer are history of smoking, occupational exposure to chemicals or inhalational agents that could be deposited in lungs, hereditary. diagnostic studies such as chest x-ray, ct-scan of neck and chest area could easily rule-out if you have lesions.

hope this helps.

good day!!

~dr.kaye
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What causes lung cancer?

hi. it is best if you consult with a doctor if you are experiencing symptoms. the possibilities based from just your description are varied. most common causes of lung cancer are history of smoking, occupational exposure to chemicals or inhalational agents that could be deposited in lungs, hereditary. diagnostic studies such as chest x-ray, ct-scan of neck and chest area could easily rule-out if you have lesions. hope this helps. good day!! ~dr.kaye