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Lower chest pain with pnemonia is sign of lung cancer?

Lower chest pain with pnemonia is sign of lung cancer?

Not necessarily: You can get chest pain from pleurisy associated with the pneumonia. That would be the most common cause for chest pain, together with muscle sprain from coughing. Of course, if you are concerned about cancer, get checked! ...Read more

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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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Is chest pain and subcutaneous emphysema related?

Is chest pain and subcutaneous emphysema related?

Yes: Subcutaneous emphysema is typically a painful to touch condition, usually caused by physical trauma. Treatment is supportive as it is a self limiting condition in most cases. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer display itching shoulder blades?

Can lung cancer display itching shoulder blades?

Probably not : Itching between the shoulder blades is not a symptom generally associated with lung cancer. ...Read more

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Can rib pain be a sings of lung cancer?

Can rib pain be a sings of lung cancer?

Sometimes: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Could right shoulder pain possiby mean lung cancer?

Could right shoulder pain possiby mean lung cancer?

Possibly: Shoulder pain can be caused by a superior sulcus tumor, meaning a cancer that arises high up in the top of the lung. These tumors are uncommon, but can cause severe pain because of pressure on large nerves. There are however, more likely causes for shoulder pain than lung cancer and these should be ruled out first! ...Read more

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Can oesophageal cancer cause chest pain and palpitations?

Can oesophageal cancer cause chest pain and palpitations?

Varies: Chest pain: yes- referred from the esophagus. Palpitations can occur from other reasons. ...Read more

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Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Does lung caviation with pneumonia mean its lung cancer?

Lung Cavity Causes: Not at all! differential DX of cavitation on chest x-ray: 1 caveating pneumonia: s aureus, gram-negative bacilli (klebsiella, pseudomonas, legionella), anaerobes, mycobacteria, fungi, pneumocystis. 2 septic emboli, bacterial or fungal. 3 wegener's granulomatosis or pulmonary infarction 4 infected bullae or cysts. 5 cancer: primary or secondary. Clearly, your doctor will help sort these out. ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain with lung cancer feel like?

What does shoulder pain with lung cancer feel like?

Depends: A "pancoast tumor" is a type of lung cancer in the upper lungs that can initially present with shoulder pain. This type is pain is typically described as a deep pain, that is constant and not relieved by medications, exercise or therapy. A chest xray and/or ct scan is the appropriate radiographic test to evaluate this concern. ...Read more

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What causes lung calcifications? And lung lymph node?

What causes lung calcifications? And lung lymph node?

Several posibilities: Often this may be due to infections like histoplasmosis (which is quite frequent in the mid-west), but the best thing to do is to have this thoroughly evaluated by a pulmonary (lung) expert. It may require bronchoscopy after appropriate imaging studies, and possibly other procedures, but the importance of establishing a firm diagnosis cannot be over-estimated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Not a lymph node: There are no lymph nodes at the location you describe, so what you are referring to may be a soft tissue mass like lipoma lung cancer can spread to lymph nodes inside the chest or to those above the clavicle (collarbone) or in the armpit ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain associated with lung cancer feel like?

See below: Depending on where and how advanced the cancer is, shoulder pain may be due to bone metastases (worse with movement) or due to pleural or phrenic nerve involvement (usually worse with deep breaths). Lung cancer by itself doesn't hurt. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry

Does lung cancer cause intermittent fleeting rib pain, or would this be advanced disease?? 25, doc says lungs sound clear, 9 -yr pack hstry

Non-specific: Fleeting chest pains are not specific for lung cancer. It could be caused by a host of other benign reasons like muscle pain, rib pain from strain or inflammation. Pneumonia or pleurisy can also cause it. If you are worried about lung cancer and you are a smoker, check with your doctor about a screening CAT scan of the chest. If it is negative, time to stop smoking! ...Read more

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What causes lung cancer?

What causes lung cancer?

Several causes...: But the most common correlation with lung cancer is smoking. Smoking alone will increase your risk of lung cancer by about 20 times by smoking one pack per day for twenty years. Other sources can be genetic (alpha-1 antitrypsin disorder), related to environmental exposures that are inhaled, or other less common reasons. ...Read more

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Can one chest CT scan damage lung and cause lung cancer ?

Can one chest CT scan damage lung and cause lung cancer ?

Not likely: The natural exposure one might get just from where you live may exceed 3msv per year. Living in denver, you might be exposed to 6msv per year. Risk of developing cancer from a properly conducted ct scan is low. I believe the estimated average radiation exposure for a single chest ct is about 5-7msv. A low dose chest ct is about 2msv. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?

Left side chest pain.no shortness of breath or breathing problems.no cough or other symptoms.burps came too much.smoker bt quit it.is dis lung cancer?

Unlikely,due to your: age.Does any movement make it worse?this would suggest a musculoskeletal origin.Pleuritic chest pain is worse with deep breaths and caused by lung irritation/pneumonia.There are many structures in the chest that can cause pain.A careful history,physical exam,and x-Rays may b required to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath 3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base cause? Hypertension

Pressure pain left side of chest no shortness of breath   3.10.13 chest x ray-minimal lung collapse in right lung base  cause?
Hypertension

Partial lung collaps: R u a smoker or second-hand smoker?18 y/o pretty young for emphysema (air sacs's wall break down forming larger sac; if on edge of lung, lobe can collapse). Decreased space usually filled with other lung's expanding which can shift central chest structures. May need review of radiograph for other problems, even ct/mri. Htn unlikely cause. R u under care of pulmonologist? ...Read more

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Is there a connection between lung cancer and thoracic or chest cancer?

Is there a connection between lung cancer and thoracic or chest cancer?

HERE IT IS: 1st: nothing such as thoracic or chest cancer. Both are anatomical descriptions of the area above the diaphgram. There are many cancers that can occur in this area ei: esophageal, lung, lymphoma and thymoma to name a few. So the only correlation is that lung cancer occurs and is found in the thoracic/chest area. ...Read more

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Are small nodes seen on lungs thru chest CT scan suggesting lung cancer or something else?

Are small nodes seen on lungs thru chest CT scan suggesting lung cancer or something else?

Not necessary: Are you referring as small lymph nodes or small nodules on the lung? There are other conditions beside cancer that can be presented with small nodes - including infections, inflammation, autoimmune process, etc. So, a good history, examination, blood work and serial imaging would be necessary to be done. Discuss with your md in detail. ...Read more

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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. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more