Help, having originally been suspected of having depression my specialist has run a number of tests and said my symptoms are not due to depressive or psychological illness but my symptoms could be down to high cortisol due to concomitant ectopic ACTH. I have looked this up and think he is referring to a tumour as he did a CXR just after giving me my results. The CXR is normal. I first seen my specialist on 13 Feb 2015, due to malaise, loss of weight and suspect depression. As I have had weight loss with this I am worried about cancer as most medical sites says ectopic ACTH normally causes weight gain unless there is a malignancy. I am not on any medication. Is this likely to be lung cancer? I do have smoking history and gave up two years ago when I was 53. I am in a panic now having looked up this condition. Sorry to trouble you with my worries.
Tue, 03/22/2016 - 05:02#1
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