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How does back pain with lung cancer feel?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
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