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What does shoulder pain with lung cancer feel like?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Depends

A "pancoast tumor" is a type of lung cancer in the upper lungs that can initially present with shoulder pain.
This type is pain is typically described as a deep pain, that is constant and not relieved by medications, exercise or therapy. A chest xray and/or ct scan is the appropriate radiographic test to evaluate this concern.

In brief: Depends

A "pancoast tumor" is a type of lung cancer in the upper lungs that can initially present with shoulder pain.
This type is pain is typically described as a deep pain, that is constant and not relieved by medications, exercise or therapy. A chest xray and/or ct scan is the appropriate radiographic test to evaluate this concern.
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