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Rib pain / squeezing in back spread to front ribs over the year ....13 yr pack/day smoker. .cancer? mri T/L spine cxr blood normal. scared to do CT

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Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Chest pain

Very unlikely to be cancer , quit smoking take ibuprofen 400mg 3 times a day for 5 days , if not better see internist , less than 1%chance of cancer

In brief: Chest pain

Very unlikely to be cancer , quit smoking take ibuprofen 400mg 3 times a day for 5 days , if not better see internist , less than 1%chance of cancer
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
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Dr. Andrea Brand
"Squeezing" in the back may signal heart disease. Please see your doctor.
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