I wanna know if i have cancer and if i should be worried. I have pains all over my chest and abdomen. front and back and somethimes in my shoulder region. they are aches. And when i breathe in deep it hurts like a stabbing pain. It also feels as if there is something stuck in my throat which only bothers me at night. It is a big massive load of different places that hurt. Includes: Both of my sides, heart area, and my lung area. I am only 17 years old. Please tell me what tests i should ask for when i go to the doctor on saturday or sunday. I play basketball and i almost choked on a mozzerella stick last week. if that has anything to do with it. but from what i have said here do you think i have cancer? What else could be affecting my whole upper body at once? maybe something muscular? i dunno. Any help is appreciated.
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replied April 23rd, 2008
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Sounds like growing pains to me. At 17, it is quite common to get the feeling something is wrong with you and become anxious over it. It doesn't sound like cancer - but be sure to tell your doctor all about it.
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replied April 23rd, 2008
Growing pains give me sharp jabbing pains all over my body that almost bring me to tears sometimes?
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replied April 23rd, 2008
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They could. It is as good an explaination as undiagnosed cancer.

Have you heard of Achem's razor? Achems razor states that: all things being equal, the most simple explanation is probably the correct explanation.

There isn't any need to rush to think of the worst possible thing it is first. Always consider the other alternatives.
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replied April 23rd, 2008
thanks. if anyone else has any suggestions feel free. but thanks for the input ingi.
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replied April 23rd, 2008
any more suggestions? haha? i know its bad to worry like this but i just lost my grandma a few months back to colon cancer. any info would be awesome. thanks again.
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replied March 22nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These are muscular pains but there is some element of anxiety as well. Take anxiolytic and pain killers to combat this problem.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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