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Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

I am scared and worried. i have had up back pakn for months. ct of chest clear. scared i have cancer. cbc ok. serum protein ok. magea4 was elevated.

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Dr. Vinod Shidham
Specializes in Pathology
Over reaction.: If you had checked and tests are ok, you should not worry too much and should not be scared that you have cancer! back pain is one of the most common symptoms (usually nonspecific and related to aging). However, consult orthopedician-back pain expert-physiotherapist and exercise gradually but regularly. Continue follow up with your physician!
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology 25 years experience
Discuss fear: It appears that you have a high degree of anxiety related to cancer diagnosis. It may be worthwhile to take time to discuss this with someone. If your back pain persists, discuss with pcp.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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