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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have pain on touch on rt shoulder blade, it has shifted from near the spine, radiates to spine, pains smwhr deep when i bend neck, am a smoker, chest ct normal, can this be lung cancer? what is this

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 21 years experience
A clear CT: Means that it is not lung cancer. Ct is the most sensitive method available to evaluate for lung cancer. Your symptoms sound musculo-skeletal. I would still recommend smoking cessation.
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
Not likely: Not likely lung cancer. Sounds like muscle-skeletal pain, ie muscle sprain. If it persists for a few weeks then it warrants a doctor visit. Your ct scan is normal so this is less likely lung cancer. Lung cancer doesn't make you hurt upon touch. Smokers have a 20 fold risk of getting lung cancer. But that risk goes down significantly if they quit for about 5 years.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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