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Sore breasts and lower stomach pain, cancer?

Sore breasts and lower stomach pain, cancer?

I wouldn't jump to : That conclusion. Get this medically evaluated - that way you won't be left guessing and worrying. ...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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Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Can lung cancer cause a palpable lymph node on the rib cage (specifically lower left rib cage)?

Not a lymph node: There are no lymph nodes at the location you describe, so what you are referring to may be a soft tissue mass like lipoma lung cancer can spread to lymph nodes inside the chest or to those above the clavicle (collarbone) or in the armpit ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nods stomach pains lump on rib cage under right breast loose stools feeling of pressure top right stomach 22 year old ... Colon cancer?

Swollen lymph nods stomach pains lump on rib cage under right breast loose stools feeling of pressure top right stomach 22 year old ... Colon cancer?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer, however, persistently swollen lymph nodes are a cause for concern and you should consult your doctor for a work-up and explanation for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

Can  breast cancer  cause upper back pain?

Yes: Breast cancer can metastasize to vertebrae and if it happens to affect the veterbrae in the upper back, it will result in pain. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

Yes: Unfortunately it may be related to vertebral or rib metastases. ...Read more

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Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Breast pain in left breast, feels swollen, bruise forming, glands are sore under armpit, burning feeling.?

Need in-person eval: These symptoms could be a number of things: cystic changes, abscess, breast cancer. You should contact your primary care doctor and ask to be referred to a breast specialist (breast surgeon). You also need a mammogram and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does throat cancer causes shoulder and upper back pain?

Yes: Yes, it may. You will want to discuss this possibility with your doctor. It may also be related to muscle spasm from the stress. I hope for you all the best, truly. ...Read more

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Could mouth cancer ulcers hurt?

Could mouth cancer ulcers hurt?

Yes: Yes, but may also be painless. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. ...Read more

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Upper left back pain at the quadrant. pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Wbc not cons w: An elevated white count is not common with gastritis. Have they checked your pancreas? Your pain could be referred from the stomach, pancreas or intestines. The spleen sits at the upper left quadrant too... Hard to say without the full exam and labs to look at. ...Read more

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Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?

Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?

Probably unrelated: The mobile lump upper left rib below breast could be a fatty growth called a lipoma or possibly a cyst. It is most likely not related to the back pain. See your doctor or surgeon to see if the lump needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Can breast cancer lump bleed and pus?

Breast Lump: A bleeding and pus-filled breast lump may well represent an abscess, but it is best to make an appointment with your doctor immediately to undergo a complete evaluation and treat the problem. Cancer at your age is unusual, but it does happen in some cancer families or some patients with certain "cancer genes" such as brca1. ...Read more

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I am having sore throat, white bumps back of tongue,mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

I am having  sore throat, white bumps back of tongue,mouth sores, enlarged or tender lymph nodes. Worried mouth cancer. Mouth sore came 6 days later

Oral cancer: If you're worried about oral cancer, see your Dentist for an oral cancer exam (can't be done over the computer). Know that if you do not abuse alcohol and don't smoke (anything), your chances of oral cancer are relatively low. So go see your Dentist if for mother other than peace of mind...priceless. ...Read more

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Pain right collar bone down to centre chest n lung wen breathing. constant 5yr tonsil/sinus infections on right, neck (occipital) pain, swollen nodes?

MCL pain: hello, you have pain in mid clavicle radiating to right mid lung and say you have chronic right tonsillitis and other neck lymph adenopathy. This is a far from normal account and you should see a doctor asap to get chest xray and the tonsils looked at and then possibly a biopsy of those lymph nodes to see exactly what is going on. thanks ...Read more

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Swollen (small, soft, mobile) post-cervical lymph node, left. Coughing, sore throat, white-yellow phlegm. Throat throbs, left. No fever. What is it?

Swollen (small, soft, mobile) post-cervical lymph node, left. Coughing, sore throat, white-yellow phlegm. Throat throbs, left. No fever. What is it?

Common cold, or: Of the many things that cause sore throat, they all fall into two categories infections (viral or bacterial) or irritants/injury (e.g. Gerd, postnasal drip). The common cold (viral) would be the most common cause of a sore throat and match your symptoms, although your pcp may want to take a look for any tell tale spots in the oropharynx, check for rashes, swab for strep, do a blood test for mono. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea. Ct show splenic lesions?

Lymph nodes neck & chest enlarged over last year, antibiotics x4, now pain under left rib cage/ shoulder on insp, dyspnea.  Ct   show splenic lesions?

Biopsy: I would recommend getting a biopsy of one of the enlarged lymph nodes. Antibiotics may not help here. Further studies need to be done. Ask your physician what they are thinking... ...Read more

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Costochrondritis? Burn pain on ribs under lbreast tender to touch now very upper back and shoulder pain feels muscular. Random discomfort on ribs

See your doctor: Costochondritis is an inflammation of a rib or the cartilage connecting a rib. It is a common cause of chest pain. Pain that follows the ribs can be related to shingles, or intercostal neuritis. Treatment is different so you need to be evaluated. ...Read more