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Cancer In The Ribs
My grandma has metastatic breast cancer in her ribs & spine, she keeps getting these hot flushes. Causes?
Medications?: Ask her medical oncologist. Some of the treatments she is getting could cause those symptoms. Is she having fevers? The medical oncoligist would likely want her to watch for signs of fever, infections, or check for low white blood cell count (neutropenia). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Diagnosis of breast cancer - spread to ribs and spine -biopsy pending. Mam on 11/12 neg. I feel fine. Is it still possible that this is stage 3 not 4?
Wait 4 biopsy result: What imaging did you have to evaluate the bone? To disprove that those lesions are not metastatic disease- it requires biopsy to all those lesions and to demonstrate that all biopsies taken from those lesions are negative. My suggestion is for you to wait for the biopsy result- I assume the biopsy was done to one of those bony lesions, correct? I hope they got enough tissue from the right location. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes, spine and heart lining...How much time?
Could betreated: Simple explanation they are remanents of embryonic cells, now these tumor cells are in the spine, liver, ribs, origin could be from gonads (testis or ovary) or non gonadal. In spite of spread, due to excellent chemotherapeutic agents will assure reasonably good prognosis, cyclist lou armstrong is the best example. Read more
Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry
Non-specific: Fleeting chest pains are not specific for lung cancer. It could be caused by a host of other benign reasons like muscle pain, rib pain from strain or inflammation. Pneumonia or pleurisy can also cause it. If you are worried about lung cancer and you are a smoker, check with your doctor about a screening CAT scan of the chest. If it is negative, time to stop smoking! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm stage 4 Breast cancer. Been having pain in ribs/ shoulder for 2 mths. Also cancer antigen 27. 29 blood test is back above normal. Is cancer back?
See your oncologist.: Stage IV describes invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs of the body, such as the lungs, distant lymph nodes, skin, bones, liver, or brain. Talk to your oncologist to determine the extent/ or remission of the cancer. Stage 4 usually means that cancer was not just in the breast area. Read more
Lipoma or cancer? Soft round lump on lower rib cage. Three ribs up from the bottom left. Movable, rubbery, on top of ribs, no pain, no color change.??
Benign: This sounds like a benign growth if it's quite moveable and has not changed in size or appearance over a long period of observation. However it's best to have your physician examine this lump to be certain. He/she will let you know if a followup exam in the future is advisable. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc said I have constipation am convinced its cancer (left side pain & under left rib) X-ray/bloods/urine all came bk fine, would they know?
27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?
Wait to worry: Pancreatic Cancer typically affects people over the age of 50 years, so it is unlikely to be a cause of your symptoms at your age. Your symptoms may be all due to Acid reflux causing indigestion. You should try taking antacids of one kind or another. You may use one of: Maalox, Zantac, Pepecid or prilosec and try it for one week. If the symptoms go away, then the likely cause is Acid reflux (GERD) Read more
Can non aggressive breast cancer metastasize to bone? I have er/pr+, her2- breast cancer w tumors in spine and rib. Dr unsure both are related.
Yes, unfortunately: Unfortunately, er/pr positive, her2 negative breast cancer metastasizes to bone quite commonly. On the good side, it usually responds to treatment with hormonal therapy, radiation, and bone strengthening medications very well and patients can live for years. If this is the first possible sign of metastatic disease it is often reasonable to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm really scared got a pain which feels like it In my upper left rib that comes and goes where my bra strap is I'm so scared it's panceatic cancer?
Not pancreatic cance: From your description, I cannot tell you what is causing your pain, but I can tell you that pancreatic cancer does not usually present with pain such as this. Pancreatic cancer is usually pain-free, with unexplained weight loss or jaundice. If your pain persists, I would see your doctor. Good luck. Read more
Please help pain where the bottom of the left rib is, that comes and goes, in scared its cancer docs day nothing serious, wot cud it b I'm at my wits?
I have what seems to be a constant numbess in my left side above hip below top of ribs. Is this cancer?
I feel my left side rib more than my other rib? I was wondering if liver cancer is common to young adults?
Sharp pain in the left side of back near bottom of ribs when I breath deep or stretch. Can feel it in chest sometimes too. Been few days. Cancer?
Pain with deep brth: Usually when you have pain with a deep breath we think what grandma used to call pleurisy. inflammation of the lining of the lung. Since you also have pain with movement it most likely is a pulled muscle, one of the small ones between your ribs. Heat, rest and ibuprofen for a couple of days. If it doesn't get better in 2 wks see your Doc. Very uncommon to be a cancer. Read more
Both my shins hurt randomly, they feel bumpy when I touch them. Two of my ribs opposite side hurts at a specific location when I touch them. Cancer?
Very unlikely: What you described does not fit with cancer. The aches and pains may be part of daily activities. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine Read more