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Could my back pain be pancreatic cancer? 52 yo female, overweight; Pain in both shoulder blades & sore to the touch on latismus dorsi muscle. Some

Only one way. to find out: go see a healthcare provider who will examine you properly and tell you whether you need further tests to rule out pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer generally hurts A LOT and constantly, but it should not cause pain that can be elicited by touch on a muscle. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. Read more...

If pancreatic cancer causes back pain why would bending forward take the pain away?

Nerve root relief. Back pain associated with pancreatic cancer is due to compression by the tumor on the celiac plexus nerves that run along the spine. Leaning forward could theoretically cause pain relief by opening the disk spaces and relieving the tension off of the celiac plexus. Leanin forward will also allow the pancreas to fall forward, thus relieving pressure off of the nerves that transmit the pain. Read more...

If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?

Pancreatic Cancer. Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss. Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Read more...
Yes. Most common symptoms in patients with pancreatic cancer are pain and weight loss. Approximately 80% patient has weight loss as presenting symptoms. Read more...

Right abdomen pain and right back pain at times what symptoms would you have with pancreatic cancer? If pain was in this area? Feels tight all around

Unlikely. Pancreatic Cancer is rare under the age of 40, so I seriously doubt that you have this diagnosis. If your symptoms do not settle down with antacids like Zantac (ranitidine) daily, then you should have a physician examine you and may also do a CT Scan of the abdomen which is the best way to check for any hidden tumor/growth or Cancer. Read more...

I am terrified I have pancreatic cancer - mid epigastric burning every early morning (around 3-4am - it wakes me up). I also have mid back pain. 30 yr?

2B brave act brave. Pancreatic cancer is unlikely but gastric reflux is very likely. You'll get endoscoped and probably treated. Get seen. In the meantime, see if propping the head of your bed up on cinder blocks and/or antacids over-the-counter helps. Read more...