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Doctor insights on: Knee Pain Connected To Lung Cancer

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Gen anaesthetic in Aug14 for knee op. Woke up with lung sharp pain on breathing lasted 2 weeks. Still suffering fatigue. Clear pet Oct16. Lung cancer?

Gen anaesthetic in Aug14 for knee op. Woke up with lung sharp pain on breathing lasted 2 weeks. Still suffering fatigue. Clear pet Oct16. Lung cancer?

Atelectasis: Gen Anesthesia w/ breathing tube and controlled ventilation can cause the normal lung to be under inflated during surgery. Once you are awake and breathing spontaneously the lungs re inflate to normal capacity. This can cause some pain esp if you are a smoker, Asthmatic, Obese, Obstructive sleep apnea, not physically fit. If pain and fatigue cont. See your PCP. ...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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I have lung cancer but, my right leg is so so painful harder to move walk sleep pain meds are not helping?

I have lung cancer but, my right leg is so so painful harder to move walk sleep pain meds are not helping?

Seek Palliative care: A good pain specialist can control your pain. So you must seek medical advice from a palliative care specialist. Alternatively ask for help from a Pain specialist (they are available in every hospital whereas Pall. Care expertise is not always available in smaller hospitals. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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I have a lot of leg and knee pain everyday, could I have leg cancer or a blood clot?

I have a lot of leg and knee pain everyday, could I have leg cancer or a blood clot?

It could be less: To worry about: chronic muscle fatigue, arthritis, gout, rheumatoid, sciatica/ nerve impingement - have a physician check you out and mention your concerns to be sure they know about those as well. ...Read more

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31yoF. On and off hip/leg/knee pain for 6 mths. Had baby 1 year ago. Lately the pain seems to be burning. Dr says it muscular. Worried about cancer.?

Sciatica: 30's now 1 year post-partum describes chronic unilateral sciatica w. burning pain "hip, leg, knee" & concerned for "cancer". Cancer does not cause pain until far advanced & already identified. Most likely related to pelvic girdle joint injury incurred during birth process. I have seen this occur to several women given epidurals; unable splint & guard anesthetized pelvis from mechanical injury. ...Read more

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M20. About 2mos I've been having left knee pain, gets worse when I excercise, is usually not there otherwise. What could this be? Scared of bone cancer

Not cancer: In my 25 years of being a rheumatologist… I have yet to see knee pain present has bone cancer. An x-ray would completely rule that out but it is extremely rare. Pain when exercising suggests a number of possibilities. There could be a problem within the joint. Is there any history of trauma? There could be tendinitis. The first thing to do is rest, anti-inflammatories if there is no contraindication such as stomach ulcers or kidney failure, time, heat. If it continues to cause problems, suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Knee pain and xray said bone island. What can this be? Bone cancer?

Bone island.: A bone island is a concentration of calcium in a particular location of a bone. It is not cancerous, and does not cause pain. ...Read more

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For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg. Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs. Can be quiet dull or sharp. I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer? Worried

For 1month knee pain and can spread to leg. Aches and hard to walk up and down stairs. Can be quiet dull or sharp. I'm not athletic 20 y/o.Cancer? Worried

Doubtful: Cancer is statistically extremely unlikely. Much more likely at your age would be conditions such as chondromalacia (wear and tear of the kneecap cartilage) or possibly cartilage wear and tear within the knee joint itself. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation since symptoms have been present for a month. ...Read more

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What causes knee pain? Can it mean bone cancer?

What causes knee pain? Can it mean bone cancer?

Very unlikely: At your age pain in the knee is most likely some kind of soft tissue problem or possibly early degenerative change. You may want to see your doctor to get an x-ray. ...Read more

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What could be causing my leg/knee pain after a RPLND cancer surgery?

Nerve inflammation: Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection possibly after testicular surgery or for other pelvic lesions dissects vessels and accompanying nerves passing from pelvis into the thigh. The obturator nerve and branches of femoral and sciatic nerve are in the dissection field entering the leg from the region of groin. Any post op inflammation or scarring can cause the pain symtoms. ...Read more

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Dr found bone lesion on knee month ago but so their not worried and to follow up in 6 mths. Having knee pain. What could this be? Bone cancer a poss?

Dr found bone lesion on knee month ago but so their not worried and to follow up in 6 mths. Having knee pain. What could this be? Bone cancer a poss?

Your duty to ask: It's your right and your responsibility as a 21st century health care consumer to know what your imaging study showed and what the implications are. If it's classic Osgood-Schlatter's, cancer risk is zero. Otherwise, get the radiology report and see what you can learn. ...Read more

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Knee pain and scared of bone cancer. Had cbc and other blood work and was all perfect. Wouldn't my labs be off if I had cancer in my knee?

Your doctor can chec: Pain in the knee joint is common especially in a person who is overweight. Most common cause is sprain, injury or damage to the inner linings (arthritis). Cancer is rarely the cause for pain but it can be easily checked out by your doctor's examination, and if needed, with the help of X-rays which can easily reveal cancer of the bone if it is the cause of pain. But Cancer will also causes swelling ...Read more

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On and off daily knee pain. CBC was normal. No swelling, no heat, no lump just pain. Advil does not help. I'm not overweight. Bone cancer?

On and off daily knee pain. CBC was normal. No swelling, no heat, no lump just pain. Advil does not help. I'm not overweight. Bone cancer?

Likely not bone canc: Knee pain is a very common problem, it may happen related to overuse injuries, very often seen in athletes. Or it may be arthritic or inflammatory from other autoimmune problems. Knee pain can actually be referred hip pain, it may be bursitis or torn or sprained ligaments, or meniscal injuries. The role of your doctor is to find out which of these it is; very rarely it will be cancer; VERY RARE. ...Read more

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Left knee pain at bottom and on inside, no swelling, heat or redness, very difficult to raise knee towards my chest the other week but now just achy.?

Left knee pain at bottom and on inside, no swelling, heat or redness, very difficult to raise knee towards my chest the other week but now just achy.?

Varies: Causes may vary. Did you injure it? At your age, an arthritic cause would be unlikely. The most common thing we will see in that area is a tear of the medial meniscus. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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40.1 temp C. Post nasal drip, chest clear yesterday, intermittent headache & knee pain. Fever came down for 6-8hrs then up again. ER trip?

See your pediatricia: You need to call your pediatrician right now to ask what they think is best as this sounds like a rather sick little girl who needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a chest pain Pain moved in my shoulders which then I got out of the car and had severe pain in right knee. Pain not gone. Feeling numb in toes.

I had a chest pain Pain moved in my shoulders which then I got out of the car and had severe pain in right knee. Pain not gone. Feeling numb in toes.

May sound funny: 16 yr with chest and and shoulder pains, must be reinvestigated to make sure is not related to heart, as age is no bar for heart attach, go to ER now ...Read more

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While sleeping I suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain. I experience right knee pain too. What could be the cause?

While sleeping I suffer from chest tightness mainly on the right chest and right elbow pain. I experience right knee pain too. What could be the cause?

Hard to say: Pains at night can be a normal result of activities during the day, and even arthritis which is commonly worse at night. Chest tightness is a concerning symptom, especially for a man in his mid 40s. It can suggest a serious problem like heart disease, or more commonly, reflux, or something like asthma. You have several things that may or may not relate. As you are suffering, best to get good exam. ...Read more

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Can breast pain be connected with lung cancer? I've had a mammgram and ultra sound all good. It's just in one breast.

Can breast pain be connected with lung cancer? I've had a mammgram and ultra sound all good. It's just in one breast.

Breast pain: Sounds like you have had a proper work up and screening for breast cancer / breast pain and if the breast is still causing you pain go back and see your doctor. If the pain is more in the chest again you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer be hereditary?

Can lung cancer be hereditary?

Unclear: Non or never smokers can develop lung cancer if they have a genetic mutation to such genes as egfr or eml4/alk fusion translocation. For more info: http://bit. Ly/ygfoko. ...Read more

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I have a question about lung cancer?

I have a question about lung cancer?

Ok: Ok, if you have a question then please ask it rather then asking whether you can ask the question. ...Read more

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Is infiltrate a sign of lung cancer?

Not necessarily: An infiltrate seen on a cxr or ct scan can be cancer or infection (pneumonia) or inflammation. It is by no means definitive for cancer. If it looks suspecious enough on the scan, the next steps are further imaging or direct biopsy of the abnormality. ...Read more

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What organs does lung cancer attack?

What organs does lung cancer attack?

Local versus mets: Lung cancer will locally invade the chest wall and cause fluid to accumulate around the lungs. It can spread to the brain, bone, adrenal glands. ...Read more

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Could I get lung cancer when I'm 25?

Could I get lung cancer when I'm 25?

Possibly: It depends on your risk factors, but in general, it is unlikely in someone your age. If you are a cigarette smoker, your chances go up with time. ...Read more

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How is lung cancer usually diagnosed?

Symptom, signs: And imaging, then a biopsy. Cough, wt loss, history of smoking leads to an x-ray, then a ct scan showing location and what else seemingly is involved. A biopsy through a scope or a needle directed by the imaging ct collects cells for analysis. Treatment depends on what is involved, how healthy you are, and what you tolerate. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Can you tell if you have lung cancer?

Rarely: Lung cancer is a silent disease. Symptoms such as coughing out blood, shortness of breath, weight loss or pain are usually late and signify advanced disease. Chest x-ray and ct can detect lung cancer in earlier stages. ...Read more

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Why don't all smokers get lung cancer?

Why don't all smokers get lung cancer?

Multiple factors: Nonsmokers as well as smokers can develop lung cancer, a disorder that involves genetic and other factors. Smoking is a major contributing cause but other mechanisms come into play such a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

What is the usual cause of lung cancer?

Smoking: Although three are some common causes of lung cancer by far the most common culprit is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more