Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If I had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

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I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?

NO. To assess lungs for masses, cancerous or not, need cat scan thorax. Chest xray will consistently miss small potentially curable tumors depending on location in lungs , size and density.Mri of the spine has a limited view of parts of the lungs and you can not rule out the presence of a lung lesion with an MRI of the spine and a chest xray. Mri of the thoracic spine is not used to find lung nodules. Read more...
Probably. Most lung cancers show up on chest x-ray unless they are really small in which case a ct scan is better. Mri does not picture the lungs very well. At any rate, lung cancer is almost never painful unless it has spread to bones or other structures. And if you smoke, it is always a good idea to quit. Read more...

Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If I had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

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I had MRI of throastic in june and in august chest x ray. Mid upper back still hurting. Could they of missed cancer?

Possible, unlikely. Assuming well performed, well read by competent radiology specialists, it is unlikely that cancer would be missed. Could be other causes not seen with the above mentioned tests. Follow up with md. Read more...
Possibly. Mri and chest x-rays are not 100% sensitive. It's possible that the MRI could have missed cancer. If your symptoms are not resolving in spite of medical therapy, then you should look into getting re-evaluated. I think cancer would be low on the list at your age, but certainly not unheard of. The pain is telling you something, so be sure to get a solid diagnosis. Read more...
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