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My grandmother has lung cancer and it's spreading down her arm she's always in pain but is only prescribe tramadol. Is this normal?

My grandmother has lung cancer and it's spreading down her arm she's always in pain but is only prescribe tramadol. Is this normal?

Need evaluation: Possible metastasis of her cancer to brachial plexus. Need to know location so direct treatment of area can be accomplished. Tramadol may not be strong enough to handle. It is indeed appropriate to use more potent opioids under these circumstances. ...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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Having slight pain on top of right shoulder, sometimes into top of arm, heard shoulder pain could be from lung cancer, is there a way to tell?

Having slight pain on top of right shoulder, sometimes into top of arm, heard shoulder pain could be from lung cancer, is there a way to tell?

Superior Pulmonary: Sulcus tumor, aka pancoast tumor, canc do this. But not common. One investigates with a low tech chest x-ray to eliminate that possibility, and then focus on the likely traumatic, bursal, capsular, and rotator cuff complexities that are more likely. ...Read more

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I have upper back pain, chest pain and pain at top of left arm, i smoked for 20 yr, quit 5 weeks ago, could I have lung cancer?

I have upper back pain, chest pain and pain at top of left arm, i smoked for 20 yr, quit 5 weeks ago, could I have lung cancer?

multiple causes: Your symptoms could be due to anything, simple muscular to heart disease. Try simple conservative treatment with over the counter pain relievers for a couple of weeks before going to the doctor. ...Read more

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I m having pain in chest & arm.ecg-normal-feel short of breath, climbing stairs.weight-80 kg n spo2 96 -99.i hv swelling on my cheek.is it lung cancer?

I m having pain in chest & arm.ecg-normal-feel short of breath, climbing stairs.weight-80 kg n spo2 96 -99.i hv swelling on my cheek.is it lung cancer?

Pain and fainting: While it is not possible to make a diagnosis or give specific advice in these little text boxes, in general we take chest pain and shortness of breath seriously. You should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Last 4 weeks had chronic pain under left shoulder blade & down arm & tingling fingers & sore left breast. Heating pad helps. Can this be lung cancer?

Pinched nerve: The pain that you describe is more likely from a herniated disc or stenosis of the cervical spine (arthritis) than lung cancer. An MRI of the cervical spine and brachial plexus will determine if this is a spine problem or a cancer problem. See a spine specialist to determine the cause of the pain and to begin a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Woke up with my face near my armpit n hand resting behind my head. I kind of feel breathless could this be from inhaling deodorant? lung cancer cause?

Woke up with my face near my armpit n hand resting behind my head. I kind of feel breathless could this be from inhaling deodorant? lung cancer cause?

Deodorant enters: the body through the skin, w/little or none coming in through breathing. Please see your doc to rule out medical/breathing conditions. Breathless feeling MAY have been from your sleep position. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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