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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.

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.

Anxiety: At this time, you do not appear to describe symptoms of lung cancer. Keep up the good work of not smoking and visit your primary physician to address your specific situation. ...Read more

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've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

Not cancer: What you describe does not at all suggest lung cancer. If you often jump to such dire conclusions, it would be beneficial to address your anxiety by seeing a psychologist. ...Read more

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What should I know about nsclc (non small cell lung cancer)?

What should I know about nsclc (non small cell lung cancer)?

Smoking: It is frequently caused by smoking. There is too much to discuss in 400 words! try this: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/non-small-cell-lung/patient/page1. ...Read more

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My mom is complaining of lower back pain. She has had cancer in lung and brain both removed. Should I worry?

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 more

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Does lower back pain means bone cancer?

Does lower back pain means bone cancer?

No: Back pain can be from many causes. It can be muscular (due to muscular spasm, etc), neuropathic (nerve problem) or herniated disc, degenerative (arthritis), post-traumatic (fracture), or could be from cancer but there is no reason to jump to cancer. Thorough history and physical should be very helpful for initial evaluation. Imaging may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Thanks for asking!: I agree plus many causes of low backache and colon cancer can do it too. ...Read more

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Red bump in middle of spine.. Doesnt hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Red bump in middle of spine.. Doesnt hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Less likely: Your presentation is unlikely to be cancer. This is to answer your question. As to what it can be - not sure without further history and physical exam. ...Read more

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. Gregory Moneta
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

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