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Why Does Lung Cancer Cause Back Pain
Can lung cancer cause back pain? My MRI of upper back is ok. Ct chest clear. Am obese and heavy chested? Pain almost one year now
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
What are the chances that mid-back pain when you sit and move certain ways is lung cancer? Or does Cancer cause dull constant pain, not just when sit?
Very, very low: Dx of lung cancer is rarely if ever based on a back pain presentation. Stop worrying yourself about that. Do consider an exam to determine the problem - but expect it to be muscular or weight related. Whatever it is, try to follow tx recommendations. If you smoke - cut down or quit and ask the Dr for ways to evaluate your lung health. It's a good way to start the New Year - living healthily!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?
How would lung cancer or breast cancer cause upper back pain? I have had CT chest ok/ MRI throactic no contrast ok. Missed cancer?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most likely: Most cancers, especially lung cancers, grow moderately fast and if present would do so within a two year period. If the back pain has been somewhat stable ad no new symptoms related to breathing or coughing up blood or worsening pain in this and other areas have not occurred, then the chance of this being lung cancer related are minimal. I'd see regular doc to help with evaluation if the pain. ...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
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