A 46-year-old male asked:
Is shoulder / arm pain from a pancoast tumor always severe?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Bolesta answered
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: It depends on the size and aggressiveness of the tumor, and how badly the nerves are irritated. Rapid severe pressure or inflammation can cause more arm symptoms. On the other hand, slower growth and gradual nerve pressure may cause little to no problem.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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