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Can breast cancer cause upper back pain?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Breast cancer can metastasize to vertebrae and if it happens to affect the veterbrae in the upper back, it will result in pain.

In brief: Yes

Breast cancer can metastasize to vertebrae and if it happens to affect the veterbrae in the upper back, it will result in pain.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If a breast cancer spreads, it can go to the bones, liver, lungs or brain.
If cancer gets in the bones (like the spine in the back) it can cause pain. Contact your navigator or oncologist so this can be evaluated.

In brief: Yes

If a breast cancer spreads, it can go to the bones, liver, lungs or brain.
If cancer gets in the bones (like the spine in the back) it can cause pain. Contact your navigator or oncologist so this can be evaluated.
Dr. Regina Hampton
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Not unless you have metastatic cancer that has spread to bones in the spine, etc.

In brief: Unlikely

Not unless you have metastatic cancer that has spread to bones in the spine, etc.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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