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Rib Pain And Lung Cancer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injury to rib nerve: Each rib has a nerve that runs along the rib in a groove under the bone. This nerve can be cut if not separated from the rib before the rib is removed. Even when separated, the nerve can be stretched or damaged causing pain. The pain can be improved with an injection or with more sophisticated stimulation techniques of the spinal cord or over the root itself. ...Read more
Typically no, but...: A truly sizable hiatal hernia may be contributory to your symptoms. Is it fixed, sliding, para-esophageal? Before you consider surgery for the hiatal hernia and its manifestations of gerd, have you tried and failed appropriately-dosed acid blocker agents and anti-reflux diet modification? Has a ph study and manometry been considered? Does your stomach empty normally? ...Read more
Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?
Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low, but depends: The overall risk of lung damage resulting in breathing problems is less than 1-2%, but depends on the size of the radiation field, whether nodes are being treated, the technique (2d, 3d, or imrt), use of chemo during radiation (unusual), and issues with the patient (history of interstitial lung disease , etc). Ask your doctor what techniques they will use to reduce the amount of lung treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dull pain: Location under rib cage could be spleen, liver, gallbladder, gas, strain, among others. ...Read more
More info: need to know how long, is it better or worse with food/activity/other, are there other associated symptoms, does pain radiate up/down/left/right/through the middle. There are some dangerous causes so if symptoms worsen change or fail to improve you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
See your doctor: If it hurts when you press on it. It is likely musculoskeletal in origin and may be a muscle strain. If you had a viral infection recently it could be pleurisy or inflammation of your lung lining. If you are tall and skinny, you may have burst a an air filled sac on your lungs. You could have also pulled a muscle doing strenuous sex. You may need a chest x-ray. You should also do testicular exam ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be good: Without complete details, difficult to tell. Having lung cancer is bad. Having lung cancer that is amenable to surgical removal is a far better situation. If following evaluation and bronchoscopy your team feels you are a surgical candidate for removal, it is good. Best survival in lung cancer is lung cancer that can be surgically removed (resectable cancer). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 yr old intermittent fleeting.rib pain common.for only symptom for.lung.cancer, oris.it.advanced disease symptom. 9 yr history quit mnth ago?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 yr/m, intermittent fleeting rib pain, no othersymptoms, 3 e.r. visits, no cxr, doc says no need, lungs sound like windtunnel, lung cancer?
25yr/m intermittent fleeting rib pain, 9 yr smokin hsty, 3 e.r. visits, no cxr, doc says no need, lungs sound like windtunnel, lung cancer??
Unlikely: However you pmd may consider CXR if symptoms persist ...Read more
I am 16 years old and smoke weed could I get lung cancer ? I get pains where my ribs are on the left side
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've been sick with the common cold for about 3 days now but lately I've been having chest pains that spreads down my ribs....could it be lung cancer?
Not lung cancer.: Chest pains with a cold are very common. It could be as simple as rib pain from coughing too much, or more complex if the cold progressed to become a pneumonia lung infection. If you have a persistent fever or if you're not getting better very soon, then you should see your doctor for a check up to make sure everything is OK. ...Read more
pain under my left rib every now and then and it's painful and this morning I moved to get out of bed and sharp pain on left side is it lung cancer ?
Mom has right lung cancer it's the slow cancer she also has a spot on her lower spine right hip and a rib on the right side..Plz life exp
Your question has: Conflicting info. Lung ca, 'slow kind', is broncheoalveolar, a non-invasive surface spreading tumor. If it invades, it's not slow; if it goes to bones, for sure it's not slow. Prognosis requires clarification of provided info, multifocal bone scan + carries a poor prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might it be lung cancer if i had a CT scan done of the chest and it showed 4 small nodules and now I have pain under rib cage?
Unlikely: Though it is possible for lung cancer to cause pain in the wall of the chest, this usually happens when tumors are larger. The nodules you have will need followed with additional ct scans or biopsied/removed depending on size and your risk for lung cancer. However, it's unlikely for small nodules to be the cause of your pain. Check with your pcp or see a lung doc about the nodules. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest CT clr in jan, chest pain on touch in ribs symtricly opposite ~4mnths, back pain with bending neck frwrd~10mnths smoker, lung cancer?
Neck/back pain: Lung cancer is unlikely. The symptoms are more likely due to muscle/tendon strain or a disc herniation in the neck or mid back area. Smoking dries out the tissues and can accelerate arthritis. Smoking slows healing from muscle strains and tears too. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate the pain and see your medical doctor to work on a program to quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer, metastisized to rib, omentom, lymph nodes , spine and heart lining...How much time?
I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?
Not very: Chest xrays are not regarded as good lung cancer screening tools. Ct-scan, while imperfect, is currently the best demonstrated screening tool for lung cancer. A proper protocol chest ct will use about the same radiation as a mammogram. http://goo.gl/b69an. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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