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Lower Back Pain Lung Cancer
M/21. Non smoker. Suffer from anxiety. Been feeling short of breath lately. Have some low back pain off and on. Is this lung cancer? Very scared.
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
I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?
My mom is complaining of lower back pain. She has had cancer in lung and brain both removed. Should I worry?
Yes: 80% of people experience back pain and the usual response from urgent care or a primary md is appropriately to watch and wait, use heat/cold, pain meds, back strenghening program, pt, etc. However, in cancer patients with new pain we think cancer. This needs to be "ruled out" as normal back problems. In these cases we often due xr or MRI imaging much sooner than in "normal" people. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ovary pain?: The TV entertainer you mention is as credible as professional wrestling. A majority of people have low back pain and it almost never is the first sign of cancer. Pelvic pain is worrisome and the screen for ovarian cancer is your annual pelvic exam. If this is normal, stop worrying, and stop watching phony medical television shows for your own comfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red bump in middle of spine.. Doesnt hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?
Twice in a span of a month I had lower back pain (at waistline) that was painful enough I couldn't sleep. Had slight fever too. Could this be cancer?
Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or if it were pushing on the nerves exiting the spine in the low back. The best was to evaluate this would be imaging of the low back, abdomen and pelvis with either ct scan or MRI scan or both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Testcular cancer may spread to the lymph nodes of the back but this is seldom painful. It seldom metastasizes to the bone. Your question is important and should be moot -- if there's a testicular mass it needs to be investigated, if a person has been treated for testicular cancer, low back pain isn't the normal way a recurrence presents. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more
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