I have back pain around my shoulder blade and have slight shortness of breath. I'm a 36 year old occasional smoker. Could I have lung cancer?

Certainly is a. possibility but there are also a number of other things that could give you these symptoms that are much less serious. The only way to know for certain is to have a health care professional evaluate you. Make an appointment today to get checked out.

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Doctors said that my shortness of breath and back pain is anxiety after blood tests and chest xray in Dec. But I think lung cancer, chances?

Small. Chest xray was several months ago but is reassuring. You are young. What risk factors exist? Is chest pain rib or chest wall pain? Another check up can reassure you. Shortness of breath can be further evaluated with spirometry. Can you walk and exercise? . Read more...
Further evaluation. Lung cancer doesn't appear likely and stress and tension certainly can cause these symptoms. However, if symptoms persist, I recommend further testing such as EKG, echocardiogram, chest cat scan, pulmonary function testing, spine xrays for reassurance. However, your physician is best qualified to advise you. Read more...
Extremely. low chance of cancer based on your age, symptoms, and negative work up. Read more...

28 year old male-started as severe back pain from right shoulder blade down to middle of back. 30 minutes later severe pain on right side of chest. Shortness of breath, feeling that im not getting enough oxygen. Deep pain in right lung when inhale/exhale

Multiple causes. Upper back & right sides chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle strain, ect. It may also represent referred pain from internal organs such as the heart & lungs, which are more serious. With your breathing difficulties you should contact your pcp for an immediate evaluation. If not available go to nearest er! Read more...
Probable muscular... Probable muscular in etiology (strain or spasm) but if it persists would recommend evaluation as pulmonary embolus should be ruled out. Read more...
Go to ER. Symptoms sound worrisome for a pulmonary embolus or some severe problem with right lung. Read more...

Chances of lung cancer? -shoulder, upper back pain and sometimes a mild pain when I take a deep breath (left side)

Average. What you are describing does not raise specific concern for lung cancer and points more to chest wall irritation which can be from muscle strain, sometimes viral infection or exposure to inhaled irritants. Smoking is the major risk factor for lung cancer, and anyone over the age of 55 who has been smoking for at least 30 years (varies by amount) benefits from routine lung cancer screening. Read more...
Zero.... If you are not a smoker or not exposed to carcinogens....relax, enjoy life. Read more...
Lung cancer. your symptoms are not suggestive of lung cancer however if you are a smoker you should see your physician and if the symptoms persist also see your physician. Read more...