Hi, I posted on the UKRoy Castle site and realised that I could also post here. I have already found some relevant information on this site relevant to my particular journey. Judging by comments n this site and replies on the Roy Castle site, what I am experiencing is not as unusual as my doctor suggests. So here goes!
I am a 51 year old guy who enjoyed good health and a good life up until 2 1/2 years ago. I started to feel very tired and thought that age was beginning to tell. After a few months I had a medical at work and it was noted that I had lost weight. I then decided to seek help from my GP and after ongoing fatigue and other issues I was sent for a CT scan in March 2016. Great news, all clear! In December 2016 I had further referal to the hospital and after seeing a few consultants, I eventually received my diagnosis of small cell lung cancer. Now it is not clear if my 25 months of symptoms were connected to the lung cancer diagnosis or if they were unrelated and in some way helped uncover the lung cancer earlier than it would otherwise have been found. As you probably know, time with consultants are quite rushed and my oncologist says he only normally gets to see patients once diagnosed, so can't really comment on my journey. I was wondering if it is indeed as unusual as it feels. Were my earlier symptoms in any way connected. I would be be pleased to hear your views or share professional experience.