What is the location typically of back pain associated with lung cancer?

Tough question. Cancer is usually a silent disease. Once the patient perceives pain, it's usually advanced. Lung cancer can spread to many organs including the spine.
Can vary. Depends upon the stage of the cancer. Lung cancer usually is painless at the initial stages, once it starts invading into surrounding tissue in the chest it can become painful in the chest area. Once it develops the ability it can spread to anywhere along the back bone which can cause pain in the middle or radiating pain to the sides if nerves are involved.

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Could back pain be lung cancer if I don't have any other symptoms?

Possible, but....... Back pain could be from a cancer (lung or other), but there are many more common, non-cancerous causes to back pain. Best to see your doctor to have your back pain checked out. Read more...

Middle back pain for over two years. Could it be lung cancer? I don't smoke.

Back pain . Lung cancer can present as back pain. Not all back pains are cancer. Hope this helps. You need a chest x ray or ct to rule out the cause. Read more...
Very unlikely. If its been chronic and somewhat stable for two years it is not lung cancer since lung cancer would typically grow much quicker causing it to spread and this develop more symptoms as well as the worsening of the symptoms previously experienced. Many other causes of back pain that would b much more likely. If at high risk for lung cancer, such as a long smoking history, talk to md about screening. Read more...

How does back pain with lung cancer feel?

Like back pain. There may be no pain with lung cancer at all, which is why diagnosis can be delayed. If there is pain, it may be where a rib, or chest structures are invaded or with spread to bone. With those situations the pain is at or near that site. Pain is individualized, graded from 1-10 and is variable. Read more...
Constant. Pain from lung cancer usually only occurs when the cancer has spread outside of the lung to the chest wall or ribs. In that case people develop constant pain in that area. This pain is not usually aggravated or improved by movement or activity and it is usually not tender to touch. Read more...

If you had lung cancer and back pain would the pain be consistent or better with rest?

Can't tell. If the question is whether the cause of the back pain is musculoskeletal or metastatic disease, the way it changes with position and movement, or lack thereof, is not helpful. Cancer pain is due largely to microfractures that may be worse when you move, and disk or facet pain may also be made worse by movement. Imaging should help make the distinction. Good luck. Read more...
LungCa &back pain. Back pain when you have cancer can be very difficult and a bit unnerving to deal with...Is it my cancer or just regular back pain? Usually if it is related to your cancer having spread to the spine you will have pain which gets increasingly worse over time, time being weeks not months or years.It can be worse with movement or just ache at night.Can be better at rest but not always. Tell ur doc. Read more...

Middle back pain for two years. If it was lung cancer, would other symptoms be present by now?

Thoracic back pain. Not necessarily. Although unusual thoracic back pain can be the index symptom of lung or other cancers. Read more...
Most likely. Most cancers, especially lung cancers, grow moderately fast and if present would do so within a two year period. If the back pain has been somewhat stable ad no new symptoms related to breathing or coughing up blood or worsening pain in this and other areas have not occurred, then the chance of this being lung cancer related are minimal. I'd see regular doc to help with evaluation if the pain. Read more...

Is it possible to have lung cancer with middle back pain? I have had wt loss but thought it was due to complete change in diet. No other symptoms

Could be. Did you miss your period, besides other reasons, see yourdoctor. Read more...
Unlikely. Not impossible but unlikely. For lung cancer to cause back pain, it usually has to metastasize to the spine. This is a little far-fetched. Get yourself checked by all means, and if you smoke, please quit. This will ease your mind as well as help you in the long run. Read more...

Had a cough and back pain for 12 weeks had xrays and bloods. All fine. Respitory specialist not concerned if I had lung cancer. Would it show on xray?

See below. Chest x ray would pick up large cancers but may miss smaller lesions; if you are a heavy smoker and the cough persists you should consider ct; however it appears u are 35 years old; if that is true it is very unlikely that you have lung cancer. Read more...
Often not. A ct scan would be a better test for lung cancer. Your story of cough and back pain in a young man is not typical for lung cancer, though. Read more...

Diagnosed with lung cancer, back pain experienced where tumor is. Taking tagrisso for 2 weeks now but still having pain. Is pain due to cancer?

Likely. Pain is due to the cancer until proven otherwise, specifically if the location matches. Different mechanisms maybe involved, including pleural effusion or musculoskeletal invasion, among others. Your oncologist is your best resource at this point and he or she should know about your symptoms. Read more...