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A 40-year-old female asked:

When when is upper back pain a symptom of lung or breast cancer ? been present 2 yrs. up right.mri spine ok. mam ok. chest xray ok. chronic everyday

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Pains may not be: Related to cancer , as it is 2 yr duration , speak to your doctor to find the cause of pain as several other benign conniptions will cause.
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Unlikely : If MRI ok then not cancer. Mri is one of the best tests for cancer in the spine. It would be rare for breast cancer to show up in the spine without a breast mass. Hope this helps.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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