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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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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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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