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I recently found out my mom has stage 4 non-small aderno (spreading) lung cancer is there any chance of remission? It's in her lungs-tailbone-neck

I recently found out my mom has stage 4 non-small aderno (spreading) lung cancer is there any chance of remission?  It's in her lungs-tailbone-neck

Not curable but...: There are some chemotherapy protocols that may give her a some good time. Make the most of whatever she has left. I'm sorry about your mom and hope that you will still find things to enjoy and to give meaning to this difficult time. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can chordoma cancer be the cause of the pain that i'm having below my tailbone?

Yes: By the nature of chordomas being involved in the spinal cord or canal, they are capable of pushing in nerve roots and even spinal cord both of which can cause severe pain or weakness. There are other causes of such pain, but chordomas can cause it as well. Should check with your neurosurgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a sore tailbone be cancer?

Can a sore tailbone be cancer?

Sore Tailbone: While it could be cancer, there are other more common causes of tailbone pain, such as pilonidal cyst or trauma. An x-ray would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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F. 21. W/ health anxiety. I've been having tailbone pain since the beginning of December. Some days it hurts more than others to sitScared of cancer. ?

F. 21. W/ health anxiety. I've been having tailbone pain since the beginning of December. Some days it hurts more than others to sitScared of cancer. ?

Tailbone pain: Did you land on your tailbone in Dec or did symptoms just start out of the blue? What have you used to treat the symptoms? If trauma related, then x-ray would help with knowing if fracture exists. These heal without surgery but can be a beast while they heal! Do you have a family history of bone cancer? If not, then think about trying pelvic floor PT tx to help your symptoms and topical meds. ...Read more

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I have tailbone pain. Is this related to ovarian cancer?

I have tailbone pain. Is this related to ovarian cancer?

Not likely.: Ovarian cancer is a disease that can be asymptomatic, and/or show nonspecific findings, like increased abdominal girth/size. Other tests must be done to be sure. The three tests done are transvaginal ultrasound, physical exam of the pelvis, and a ca-125+/- other markers blood test. Tailbone pain is more likely to be from sitting for a long time and/or injury. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can tailbone pain be a sign of colon cancer ?

Can tailbone pain be a sign of colon cancer ?

Not likely: Tailbone pain is very common and NOT considered an independent symptom of cancer. If associated with swelling, fever and chills this is consistent with a Pilonidal infection. There are some very rare tumors that can grow in that area related to the spine and the pelvic cavity. Either way if your discomfort does not resolve with rest, time and ibuprofen you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is a solid movable lump by my tailbone cancer? There is a little pit and some hair in that area. It's about 1 cm x 0.5 cm. maybe smaller. What is it?

Is a solid movable lump by my tailbone cancer? There is a little pit and some hair in that area. It's about 1 cm x 0.5 cm. maybe smaller. What is it?

Get seen: This is probably a pilonidal sinus. Many people have this. If you're naturally blessed with a lot of body hair, it may become troublesome. Show your physician at your next routine physical exam. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more