Top
20
Doctor insights on: Lung Cancer Pruritus Itch Back

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,310 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg. ?

I'm being treated for lung cancer with nivolumab. Which can cause severe itching. Can I take 50 mg of benedryl for it instead of just 25 mg. ?

Yes you can: but don't exceed 300 mg/ day of diphenhydramine (benadryl) from all sources, suggest that you communicate with the treating team re side effects and probably dose adjustment of the Nivolumab, wish you well and recovery ...Read more

5

5
Yesterday after showering i noticed little itchy red bumps on my face, neck, and chest. What could this be its itches bad and red. Sound serious?

Red bumps: You may be breaking out in urticaria caused by the hot water from the shower. This is known as cholnergic urticaria. Take tepid or luke warm showers rather than hot showers. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if necessary before you shower. ...Read more

6

6
I've broken out with small red/white itchy balls throughout my body, its on my face, chest, arms and legs. Please help me out it hurts n itches so bad?

I've broken out with small red/white itchy balls throughout my body, its on my face, chest, arms and legs. Please help me out it hurts n itches so bad?

Balls?: This description is fairly bizarre. I wish i could give you a better shot at diagnosis but with your description i cannot. I'm sorry i can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Pain in mid left back lung cancer?

Pain in mid left back lung cancer?

Unlikely: But get evaluated. Most is spine or musculoskeletal. ...Read more

9

9
How does back pain with lung cancer feel?

How does back pain with lung cancer feel?

Like back pain: There may be no pain with lung cancer at all, which is why diagnosis can be delayed. If there is pain, it may be where a rib, or chest structures are invaded or with spread to bone. With those situations the pain is at or near that site. Pain is individualized, graded from 1-10 and is variable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Could back pain be lung cancer if I don't have any other symptoms?

Could back pain be lung cancer if I don't have any other symptoms?

Possible, but.......: Back pain could be from a cancer (lung or other), but there are many more common, non-cancerous causes to back pain. Best to see your doctor to have your back pain checked out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What is the location typically of back pain associated with lung cancer?

What is the location typically of back pain associated with lung cancer?

Tough question: Cancer is usually a silent disease. Once the patient perceives pain, it's usually advanced. Lung cancer can spread to many organs including the spine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Pain in upper right back. Slight cough for 2 months. 2 xrays and bloods. All fine. Highly anxious now. Could I have lung cancer. ?

Pain in upper right back. Slight cough for 2 months. 2 xrays and bloods. All fine. Highly anxious now. Could I have lung cancer. ?

Stop worrying: I can't promise you don't have a tiny lung cancer. You're a never-smoker, you're young, you have a "slight cough" (been checked for cough-variant asthma?), and most back pain never gets a hard diagnosis. Fretting about one of the least likely diagnoses is doing you no good. If you recognize this as unrealistic, your physician can help you address cancer phobia. Work with ur dr to find real causes. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I've had a gastric sleeve in less than a year and and at the same being treated for lung cancer and started putting the weight back on what do I do?

I've had a gastric sleeve in less than a year and and at the same being treated for lung cancer and started putting the weight back on what do I do?

Don't worry : Your lung cancer treatment is top priority. Try not to worry about your weight. You need good nutrition and enough calories to get through treatment. And some of your medications may be causing your weight gain. Love yourself during this hard time, and know that we oncologists prefer patients to be hefty rather than gaunt during treatment! good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Been having a dull ache for a while in the right side of my back around the middle, no other symptoms an pain is bearable. Could this be lung cancer?

Unlikely. : Although lung cancer can occur in young people, it would be unlikely and even less likely in a non- smoker. The type of pain you describe sounds more musculoskeletal in nature, perhaps related to exercise, lifting, etc. Although lung cancer can present with back pain, that would indicate a more advanced form of the disease. However, if the pain persists, discuss having an X-ray with your physician ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
29 yr old w/ 6-7 pack years smoking (quit 1month ago). Had mild but persistent 1-sided chest sensation 1 month (feels more like internal tickle/itch than pain). No other symptoms. Lung cancer likely?

29 yr old w/ 6-7 pack years smoking (quit 1month ago). Had mild but persistent 1-sided chest sensation 1 month (feels more like internal tickle/itch than pain). No other symptoms. Lung cancer likely?

Not likely: but if you want to make sure, you should go see a doctor. More importantly, you may want to stop smoking. That will be a good step to reduce your chance of getting lung cancer in the future. Who wants to be worried about lung cancer every time there is a chest sensation? You are only 29 years old. You have lots of years left to worry. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What if lung cancer spread to spine?

What if lung cancer spread to spine?

Depends: When cancer spreads to the spine it can weaken the vertebral bodies resulting in compression fractures. Severe fracture may cause impingement of the spinal cord requiring surgery to decompress and sometime stabilize the segment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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
855 doctors shared insights

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