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Hello I am a 28 year old female with a history of smoking for 7 years I am having terrible upper mid back pain now for a month... Lung cancer?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Do you have cough with sputum, weight loss? It is not too early nor too late to quit smoking.
Heart disease is more likely to kill you than lung cancer. It is not practical to give you a diagnosis of the back pain without examination.

In brief: Probably not
Do you have cough with sputum, weight loss? It is not too early nor too late to quit smoking.
Heart disease is more likely to kill you than lung cancer. It is not practical to give you a diagnosis of the back pain without examination.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not likely
You should have a chest x-ray.
Stop smoking it is bad regardless. The pain is probably muscular.

In brief: Not likely
You should have a chest x-ray.
Stop smoking it is bad regardless. The pain is probably muscular.
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible, but doubt
Lung cancer can occur in 27 yrs old who smokes, but chance is very low.
Even if it is cancer, not likely from smoking at this point. If having lung cancer is causing severe back pain, you likely have other symptoms as well..Wt loss, fatigue/malaise, coughing, night sweat etc...So, your symptom of pain likely musculoskeletal strain/sprain. Please see doc for eval..U should stop smoking! good luck.

In brief: Possible, but doubt
Lung cancer can occur in 27 yrs old who smokes, but chance is very low.
Even if it is cancer, not likely from smoking at this point. If having lung cancer is causing severe back pain, you likely have other symptoms as well..Wt loss, fatigue/malaise, coughing, night sweat etc...So, your symptom of pain likely musculoskeletal strain/sprain. Please see doc for eval..U should stop smoking! good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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