I am a relativily healthy 32 year old, I say relativly because I did have my thyroid removed because they thought I might have cancer, turn out I did not. I also had a heart arryhthmia that has been corrected.
My dad died recently after being diagnosed with lung cancer non small cell adenocarinoma. I went to talk to my doc about my risks since I used to smoke and do stupid things that young people do that are bad for you.
I have had a cold so he went ahead and did a chest X-ray because he heard a little something in my lungs and said the X-ray was clear. I just finished a corase of strong anti biotics and still coughing. He told me that at 40 I should pay and get a screening CT since I had an uncle die from lung cancer in his 50's and my dad was in his 60's.
Anyways is it possible that I could have cancer and have a clear X-ray? I have been freaking out and debating about going ahead and geting the CT since we want to plan another baby very soon