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A 40-year-old female asked:

Is it possible for breast cancer symptom to be upper back pain in right shoulder? present over 1 yr. mammogram ok. us ok. spine mri ok. pain is deep.

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Unlikely, unless: Someone already has had breast cancer. Shoulder pain may be due to rotator cuff problems, or arthritic conditions.
Dr. Carlos Alvarez
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Thought i'd never say this, but maybe a chiropractor can help.
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Yes: While breast cancer can present as right shoulder pain, the vast majority of patients with shoulder pain do not have breast cancer.
Dr. Tina Stein
Radiology 47 years experience
No: I have never heard of breast cancer presenting in this way.

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Last updated Nov 30, 2014

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