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

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Thoracic back pain

Not necessarily. Although unusual thoracic back pain can be the index symptom of lung or other cancers.

In brief: Thoracic back pain

Not necessarily. Although unusual thoracic back pain can be the index symptom of lung or other cancers.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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