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Please suggest what type of cancers can cause back pain?

Please suggest what type of cancers can cause back pain?

From: Kidney cancer to metastatic or in situ bone cancer, pleura in sum, any structure that has nerves nearby. Now, back pain most commonly caused by other reasons like arthritis, rarely infections, bone fracture. Hope this helps, seek assistance. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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When pancreatic cancer starts causing back pain, does it come and go, or does it stay constant?

When pancreatic cancer starts causing back pain, does it come and go, or does it stay constant?

Usually constant: It is not always there and it may fluccctuate in intensity but it is progressive and will require pain medicines if it is from advanced cancer. ...Read more

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How does esophageal cancer cause back pain?

Esophageal cancer: Can cause back pain particularly if the cancer has invaded through the wall of the esophagus into surrounding nerves or chest wall muscles or bone. This is an ominous sign and should be investigated right away. Spread to bones can also occur through the blood stream, and indicates metastatic disease and not just local spread. ...Read more

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Why does pancreatic cancer cause back pain?

Good: Question and has to do with retro peritoneal structures, that unlike those held by the omentum in front, these structures have nerves that send pain from back. ...Read more

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Why does stomach cancer cause back pain?

Abdominal pain: It a very complicated issue, but a quick answer is either from mets in the abdomen or mets in the spine. You have to have your spine checked. ...Read more

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If pancreatic cancer causes back pain why would bending forward take the pain away?

Nerve root relief: Back pain associated with pancreatic cancer is due to compression by the tumor on the celiac plexus nerves that run along the spine. Leaning forward could theoretically cause pain relief by opening the disk spaces and relieving the tension off of the celiac plexus. Leanin forward will also allow the pancreas to fall forward, thus relieving pressure off of the nerves that transmit the pain. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Thanks for asking!: I agree plus many causes of low backache and colon cancer can do it too. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

Yes: Unfortunately it may be related to vertebral or rib metastases. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

Yes: Breast cancer can metastasize to vertebrae and if it happens to affect the veterbrae in the upper back, it will result in pain. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause back pain? My MRI of upper back is ok. Ct chest clear. Am obese and heavy chested? Pain almost one year now

Can lung cancer cause back pain? My MRI of upper back is ok. Ct chest clear. Am obese and heavy chested? Pain almost one year now

Lung cancer: Can cause back pain when it metastasizes to the spine. That would certainly make and MRI very abnormal. Your complaint is not likely due to cancer. ...Read more

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How would lung cancer or breast cancer cause upper back pain? I have had CT chest ok/ MRI throactic no contrast ok. Missed cancer?

How would lung cancer or breast cancer cause upper back pain? I have had CT chest ok/ MRI throactic no contrast ok. Missed cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer cause pelvic pain and back pain?

Yes, in some women: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of endometrial cancer. Any persistent pelvic or back pain should be thoroughly investigated, and a visit to a gynecologist may be indicated. There are many potential causes for pain in the pelvis and/or back. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cancer cause muscle spasm type back pain?

Yes: Some times pancreatic cancers present as back pain, speak to your doctor, but every back pain is not a pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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Help please! Could breast cancer cause back /flank pain?

No in general unless: It has spread to bones in those areas. Please consult a doctor for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Does throat cancer causes shoulder and upper back pain?

Yes: Yes, it may. You will want to discuss this possibility with your doctor. It may also be related to muscle spasm from the stress. I hope for you all the best, truly. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

back pain & ovaries: Most likely not cancer. Very likely ruptured ovarian cyst. If pain continues need to see healthcare provider, although most ruptured cyst symptoms resolve with time. Good Luck ...Read more

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How do I know the difference between back pain caused by cancer or just regular spinal/ lower back soreness?

How do I know the difference between back pain caused by cancer or just regular spinal/ lower back soreness?

X ray: Back pain from cancer is due to metastatic disease. If there are no symptoms of malignancy then rare to have spread. Common lesions are lung in the male as well as prostate in the older male. Other lesions usually advanced with the primary causing symptoms. When questioned by a physician dx established by showing lytic lesions expanding vertebrae as seen on MRI. ...Read more

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Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

It varies a lot: Any persistent abdominal or back pain raises a question about Pancreatic Cancer in the middle aged folks. It does not have to spread outside of the pancreas in order to cause pain. I hope that answers your question. But a check up is a must if the pain lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Other than esophageal cancer, what could cause worsening dysphagia +globus+ back pain w/swallowing +hoarser voice? Going on, increasing over a month.

Other than esophageal cancer, what could cause worsening dysphagia +globus+ back pain w/swallowing +hoarser voice? Going on, increasing over a month.

Gastroesophageal ref: Gastroesophageal reflux causes all of that and needs to be evaluated and gotten under control. General measures include PPI medication (Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) etc), decreased caffeine/alcohol, no eating within 2 hours of bedtime, smaller meals with snacks in between and elevation of the head of the bed. You should see a gastroentrologist. ...Read more

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What are the chances that mid-back pain when you sit and move certain ways is lung cancer? Or does Cancer cause dull constant pain, not just when sit?

What are the chances that mid-back pain when you sit and move certain ways is lung cancer? Or does Cancer cause dull constant pain, not just when sit?

Very, very low: Dx of lung cancer is rarely if ever based on a back pain presentation. Stop worrying yourself about that. Do consider an exam to determine the problem - but expect it to be muscular or weight related. Whatever it is, try to follow tx recommendations. If you smoke - cut down or quit and ask the Dr for ways to evaluate your lung health. It's a good way to start the New Year - living healthily! . ...Read more

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Does having cancer of the uterus or cervix cause burning in vagina and low back pain? Thank you....

Does having cancer of the uterus or cervix cause burning in vagina and low back pain? Thank you....

Yes, late stages: Stop worrying, go and visit your gyn doctor and get a pap smear done, remember early detection is the answer for cure, early curable stages will have stages no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer?

Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer?

Back shoulder pain: At 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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I have this horrible back pain and I'm afraid it might have to do with some type of cancer... I need help?

I have this horrible back pain and I'm afraid it might have to do with some type of cancer... I need help?

Muscle pain likely: Most back pain in young active males is from muscle strain. Why do you think it's cancer? Does someone close to you have cancer or has recently died'? A good exam from your doctor (or urgent care if you don't have a doc) can reassure you. Tell them why you are concerned and give a good history of your pain. Tell them if there is a family history of cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for back pain be secondary cancer?

Yes: There are many causes of back pain. Cancer is 1. Most back pain, however, is not caused by cancer. ...Read more

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Do you have back pain if you have bladder cancer and that's early symptoms?

Many causes: There are many causes of back pain, from a lumbar strain to disc disruption, arthritis in the spine (quite common), menstrual cramps, abdominal aneurysm, muscle imbalances, poor posture, compression fracture, kidney stones, and yes, cancer. Cancer is not a common cause of back pain, but it can occur. See your doctor to get thngs checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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