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Describe Lung Cancer Back Pain
Diagnosed with lung cancer, back pain experienced where tumor is. taking tagrisso for 2 weeks now but still having pain. Is pain due to cancer?
Likely: Pain is due to the cancer until proven otherwise, specifically if the location matches. Different mechanisms maybe involved, including pleural effusion or musculoskeletal invasion, among others. Your oncologist is your best resource at this point and he or she should know about your symptoms. ...Read more
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
Like back pain:
There may be no pain with lung cancer at all, which is why diagnosis can be delayed.
If there is pain, it may be where a rib, or chest structures are invaded or with spread to bone.
With those situations the pain is at or near that site.
Pain is individualized, graded from 1-10 and is variable. ...Read more
LungCa &back pain: Back pain when you have cancer can be very difficult and a bit unnerving to deal with... Is it my cancer or just regular back pain? Usually if it is related to your cancer having spread to the spine you will have pain which gets increasingly worse over time, time being weeks not months or years. It can be worse with movement or just ache at night. Can be better at rest but not always. Tell ur doc. ...Read more
Most likely: Most cancers, especially lung cancers, grow moderately fast and if present would do so within a two-year period. If the back pain has been somewhat stable ad no new symptoms related to breathing or coughing up blood or worsening pain in this and other areas have not occurred, then the chance of this being lung cancer related are minimal. I'd see regular doc to help with evaluation if the pain. ...Read more
Is it possible to have lung cancer with middle back pain? I have had wt loss but thought it was due to complete change in diet. No other symptoms
Could be: Did you miss your period, besides other reasons, see yourdoctor. ...Read more
What does back pain feel like with lung cancer? And if u already had MRI that didn't show anything suspicious could it still be
Pain from any: Metastasis is caused either by expansion of the vertebrae streching the periosteum, or collapse of the bone. The mr is very sensitive to marrow changes the precede either of these events. Rarely, an intramedullary (within the spinal cord) metastasis could leave the bones alone and cause pain, weakness or numbness depending on location. ...Read more
Do I need to worry about upper back pain being lung cancer if massage relieves the pain, not completely but I've had the pain for quite a while.?
Slight dry cough 3 months & up right back pain. 3 clear xrays, bloods and lft. All normal. Really worried it could be lung cancer.
Probably okay: If you are a non-smoker and cxray okay. Next step is ct lung if concern persists. ...Read more
I having yellow cough and back pain scince 6 month so im dopting it maybe have lung cancer so can u plese tell me symptom of lung cancer?
Unlikely: But you should have a work up, starting with a visit to the doctor and a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Good day, is it possible that my left back pain can be lung cancer, because I experience difficulty in breathing sometimes and easily get tired thanks?
Non specific sxs: There are many conditions can give you the same presentation like you described. — for instance, bronchial asthma, anxiety, plus minus anemia, muskuloskeletal problem, pleurisy etc. although it is possible, you are a bit too young for lung cancer. Other conditions are more common. You should see your MD to get checked. Some images like CXR or CT lung can show if there is mass in the lung etc. ...Read more
Hello I am a 28-year-old female with a history of smoking for 7 years I am having terrible upper mid back pain now for a month... Lung cancer?
I am a 33-year-old female with shoulder pain, upper back pain. Smoker on and off for 10 years. Also, boxed for the past year. Is this lung cancer?
Would not make that: Assumption but this does need to be evaluated to provide an accurate answer. ...Read more
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
No: Probably it could be muscle or spaine,see your doctor to have evaluation and CT. ...Read more
I'm a 38yr old female I quit smoking two years ago and I have upper back pain on the left. I don't have any other symptoms of lung cancer ... Is it possible?
Chest pain: I would never say that the possibility of cancer in a smoker should be dismissed. If the pain doesn't resolve then see your dr. I'm not sure what you're smoking history was. If the pain continues you should get it evaluated. If you're coughing up any blood then see a physician soon. ...Read more
Chances of lung cancer?-shoulder, upper back pain and sometimes a mild pain when I take a deep breath(left side)
Average: What you are describing does not raise specific concern for lung cancer and points more to chest wall irritation which can be from muscle strain, sometimes viral infection or exposure to inhaled irritants. Smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer, and anyone over the age of 55 who has been smoking for at least 30 years (varies by amount) benefits from routine lung cancer screening ...Read more
I'm a smoker for 15 years I'm 30 years old I have upper back pain on my shoulder blades and neck pain can it be lung cancer?
I have upper back pain, chest pain and pain at top of left arm, I smoked for 20 yr, quit 5 weeks ago, could I have lung cancer?
Your symptoms could be due to anything, simple muscular to heart disease.
Try simple conservative treatment with over the counter pain relievers for a couple of weeks before going to the doctor. ...Read more
I have back pain around my shoulder blade and have slight shortness of breath. I'm a 36-year old occasional smoker. Could I have lung cancer?
Certainly is a: Possibility but there are also a number of other things that could give you these symptoms that are much less serious. The only way to know for certain is to have a health care professional evaluate you. Make an appointment today to get checked out. ...Read more
My mom is a smoker. She has had a non-productive cough for about a year now. Today was complaining about upper back pain. Can it be her lung? Cancer?
May need some Tests: Persistent cough can be due to smoking(bronchitis) or other lung diseases. Since it has persisted for one year, you should get a medical check up to find the cause. A simple chest X-ray may reveal any obvious problems but a CT scan of the chest is even more detailed and more reliable test to find a cause like Cancer(which is unlikely) in the lung or in the back bones. ...Read more
Had a cough and back pain for 12 weeks had xrays and bloods. All fine. Respitory specialist not concerned if I had lung cancer. Would it show on xray?
It may: Spiral ct is a better diagnostic tool. ...Read more
Could upper back pain that has lasted over a year be lung cancer? Ct was clear. Only hurts with activity or sitting not rest
Upper right side back pain, tender to touch comes and goes, gets better with massage and hot packs. Ches CT normal, I am a smoker, is this lung cancer?
I am having upper back pain that comes and go, and blood when I blow my nose. I do not have a cough. I am 25 and I don't smokecould I have lung cancer?
Almost certainly not: I don't think you have lung cancer at all. Back pain can be due to many things (including posture, very large breasts, etc) and blood when you blow your nose is probably due to a polyp. Obviously you should have it checked out if it's a lot. But at your age and with no smoking history, lung cancer would be very low on my list. As for bruising and weakness, you should probably have a blood test. ...Read more
M/21. Non smoker. Suffer from anxiety. Been feeling short of breath lately. Have some lows back pain off and on. Is this lung cancer? Very scared.
Can upper back pain which alleviates with massage and rest be a symptom of lung cancer, chest CT is normal?
Thanks for asking!: Upper back pain that goes away with massage/rest is very unlikely to be a symptom of lung cancer, especially with a normal chest ct. Most likely it is musculoskeletal in nature. Also, lung cancer is uncommon in someone who is only 31 years old. Persistent back pain, however, should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more
Had a chest CT scan 3 months ago. Now have chest and back pain and shortness of breathe. Can it be lung cancer?
Ct has good rate of finding lung probe, s!
Seek another explanation!
But stop smoking to get yourself back on track! ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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