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

How would lung cancer or breast cancer cause upper back pain? i have had ct chest ok/ mri throactic no contrast ok. missed cancer?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Very unlikely: Those two exams should be very good at ruling out tumor in the spine. Consider seeing a physical medicine specialist for evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Several: Direct invasion metastatic spread are the most common. There are a lot of non cancer causes of chest pain.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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