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A 31-year-old male asked:

Painful spots on chest for 4 months. are symm, pains in back whn i bend my neck(symmt) smker, can this be cancer? heart attack? chest ct clear jan 3

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Symmetrical "spots" usually not consistent with cancer presentation.
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Psychiatry 62 years experience
Many possibilities: Other causes include costochondritis and other musculoskeletal issues. Get a hands on physical exam.

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