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(Web Page; Tue Aug 23 14:18:00 CDT 2016)
2. joan c.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 08:59:00 CDT 2016)
Description: I had just turned 65. I was referred to a new Internist as mine had retired. Dr. Turken had a protocol that anyone who was 65 years of age who had ever smoked would be required to have a lung and heart scan. Both scans showed health issues.
3. Linda W.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 09:10:00 CDT 2016)
Description: Local doctors thought because I never smoked, was athletic and looked great, I did not need a chest X-Ray for a choking cough that did not go away!
4. Mary Anne P.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 13:54:00 CDT 2016)
Description: Back in 2010, I was having a lot of abdominal pains. I have a history of peptic ulcer disease. My Internist decided to do a CT scan of my abdomen. At the last minute she added a CT scan of the chest because I had had a persistent cough and I was a former smoker. Sure enough the CT of my abdomen showed some minor irritation, but the CT of my chest showed a small tumor.
5. Robert S.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 14:02:00 CDT 2016)
Description: My wife was diagnosed with stage 2a non-small cell lung cancer in August 2011. She passed away this last June.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 14:15:00 CDT 2016)
Description: I was having preoperative workup done (lab work, etc) before having knee replacement. A chest X-ray was part of the testing. The next day I was called and told doctor wouldn't do the surgery because my X-ray showed I had pneumonia and I should follow up with my primary care physician - which I did.
7. Nancy B.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 14:20:00 CDT 2016)
Description: Whenever I tell people I am a lung cancer survivor, they ask me how I knew I had it. I tell them I had a wheeze, just a little wheeze...and that I had never had a wheeze before.
8. Diane S.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 14:24:00 CDT 2016)
Description: I recently heard that three friends my age, who had stopped smoking at about the same time as I, had been diagnosed with lung cancer. We are all in our mid-70s, and stopped smoking in...the mid-70s.
9. Cathy Z.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 16:45:00 CDT 2016)
Description: When I had my annual exam with my primary care physician in June 2013, I asked him about having a low-dose CT lung scan. I was a smoker during my 20’s and 30’s and my Mom died of lung cancer. My doctor was dubious -- I was healthy, had no indication of any problems, and the test wasn’t covered by insurance. I asked him to check on the cost and he found out it was $185.
10. Maria A.
(Web Page; Wed Oct 26 16:48:00 CDT 2016)
Description: My mother died of lung cancer at the age of 54. Although she was a smoker, she never felt sick, and didn't experience coughing or any other warning signs. Her father also died of lung cancer in his 60s. My brothers and I are approaching 50.