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Lung Cancer Pressure Upper Back Right Side Below Shoulder
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
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 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
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?
Have upper back and rt shoulder pain, gets better with rest and massage, pains on touch. Chest CT w/o contrast normal, can this be lung cancer?
Pain in upper back with painful spots to touch b/w shoulder blades and spine, 1.5 months, chest CT normal. Am a smoker, can this be lung cancer
I doubt: With the normal chest ct, I do not think that it is lung cancer. Obviously, I strongly recommend you to quit smoking to decrease your risk from getting lung cancer in the future. Painful areas on your upper back could be caused by muskulo skeletal problems- such as arthritis, inflammation on the joint, soft tissue, disk, muscle problems etc. D/w your md further. Blood work, x-ray can be helpful. ...Read more
Am loosing wt (5 kg in 3mnths) have upper back and shoulder pain 2 mnths which gets better with massage and rest, pains on touch. Chest CT is normal, am a smoker, can this be lung cancer?
Stop smoking: Pain that improves with massage and rest is not the most usual presentation of lung cancer; and your ct resulted normal. If you are legitimately worried about cancer, you should stop smoking. The presence of those symptoms do not (per se) rule out the possibility of cancer anyway. Consult your dr, and stop smoking using any method. Good luck. ...Read more
Iam 34 old woman I smoke, have ache in upper back pain in shoulder down to elbow and sometimes to hand do you think its lung cancer?
Upper back pain, pains on touch and when I bend my neck forward, pain in shoulder too, chest CT clear, am a smoker, can this be lung cancer?
Not likely: Not likely lung cancer. Sounds like muscle-skeletal pain, ie muscle sprain. If it persists for a few weeks then it warrants a doctor visit. Your ct scan is normal so this is less likely lung cancer. Lung cancer doesn't make you hurt upon touch. Smokers have a 20 fold risk of getting lung cancer. But that risk goes down significantly if they quit for about 5 years. ...Read more
Slight pressure in chest. Blood in saliva. Blood on back of tongue left side. Quit smoking 3 years ago. Worried it may be lung cancer.
Blood in saliva: And in mouth indicates the need for you to see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't self-diagnose. There are a number of possibilities. Congrats on quitting smoking. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Up back ache 1 yr on right side of spine. Deep inside shoulder blade. Ct 11/01/12 chest clear. Mri spine ok. Chest xray recent ok. Missed lung cancer?
What can be the cause of dull pain and pressure on middle back but a little lower like around last ribs area. Lung cancer?
I have off on chest pain for 3 months. I am 38 years old female. I have in last 2 weeks I have lost 4kg. In last two weeks my upper back is hurting me badly and today coughing. Lung cancer?? ex smoker
Chest X-Ray.: People your age (38) do get lung cancer, although it is unusual. But your symptoms are concerning for other things, including pneumonia or infection. With sudden weight loss, cough, and upper back pain, you need to see a doctor for an examination. Soon. Your doctor will probably order a chest X-ray. Don't let fear of cancer keep you from going in! Let us know what your doctor says. Feel better! ...Read more
chronic spasm in upper back, neck, tension or whatever. But diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010 with same issue can this be that again?
NEED MORE INFORMATIO: May be or may be not. Depends on the diagnosis of cause of spasm in 2010. How was the spasm in 2010 resolved? What did the doctor say in 2010 as the cause of spasm? Any x-ray done in 2010 or now? Any injury in 2010 or now? What is the status of lung cancer now -any surgery, any metastases. Where is the exact location of lung cancer - right or left, upper, middle or lower fields? ...Read more
Hey. I am 18 years old. Smoker since 2 years back. I want to stop, but its hard with all the pressure from my friends. Can I develope lung cancer?
Yes!: If you continue to smoke your risk of developing lung cancer proportionately increases, the risk becomes nearly 100% depending upon how long you live and continue to smoke. Quitting now will greatly reduce your risk for developing lung cancer and improve your lung function. Bad mistakes from peers should not encourage you to do the same. ...Read more
I'm 16 and have random pain in my upper back (lungs), could it be a sign of lung cancer? I have never smoked. Also, it's a pretty stressful time.
Dull ache pain on bottom of shoulder blade but internally. Deeper that just bottom of shoulder blade? Lung cancer or what!?
I've had discomfort in the left shoulder blade area for a month and google says that it is lung cancer. Do you have any ideas?
Be seen: It could be a great many things. See your physician for an examination, and xray. ...Read more
I have feared lung cancer for over a year now due to daily shoulder/rib pain right sided, is it time to stop worrying and treat my anxieties?
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 awhile.?
Tingling on and off near left shoulder blade. I googled it which one should never do! Lung cancer was even listed as a cause! I'm 32. No injury.?
Deep ache in upper back 2 and half years, if this was lung cancer would it of presented itself by now on xray?
Are you a smoker?
Would need more information. This certainly could be muscular or other causes. If persist see MD ...Read more
Would lung cancer have to invade spine to cause pain in upper back? Present for 1yr. Mri of throastic ok. My chest feels bubbly/sm cough recently.
Not necessarily: Tumor invasion into ribs or chest wall or tumor irritating the lung lining (pleura) can cause pain in the back or shoulder blade region. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 28 year old female to get lung cancer in a smoker I smoke 10-14 smokes a day my upper back always hurts?
Possible: But not likely. Would still suggest that you bring it up at next visit with your PCP. Make sure you are able to characterize your pain and how it relates to different circumstances. Not too late to cut down or quit smoking. ...Read more
Pain abve lft brest hand fngrs shoulder blade. Chst CT 8 mnth ok. Xray lst mnth ok. Heart ok. Mild cough, no weez. Mild dyspnea. Muscl? GI? Lung cancer?
Rule out nerve pain: If it's not cardiac related and you didn't have a recent trauma it is probably not a malignancy I wouldn't worry about tumor with this presentation I am concerned that you have an impingement of a nerve or the major nerve network (brachioplexus) which is a network of nerves into the arm shoulder another possibility is that you have a pinched nerve or vertebral problem in your neck ...Read more
Had sore muscles back, neck, shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke.
I'm 32 smoker. Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant. Worried lung cancer?
Tic: Lung cancer is painless. So that's not it. You are describing an nervous tic that has more to do with fear than fact. If you can consider cessation-that would be good but it will not stop your apprehension for at least 5 years. Consider Yoga, or some other calming activity. Exercise helps almost everything. Be sure it is safe for you and the go for it! ...Read more
I've been having dull pain (like I need to pop back) in left shoulder blade when walking or not slouching. Is this lung cancer, angina or neither?
Likely neither,,: Lung cancer is highly unlikely at your age, and angina is usually a more intense pain that often has dyspnea or shortness of breath with it and usually comes with exertion. Your obesity and likely your sitting and posture habits might have more to do with this. It'd be wise to see your doctor about an exercise plan and possibly posture exercises along with a general exam. Good luck. ...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 your 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
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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