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Shoulder Pain, Am Smoking, Does Not Hurt To Breathe. Do I Have Cancer Or Just Some Shoulder Pain?

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Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2012
Question: I've been having shoulder pain recently, I think it's from long term, heavy computer use. But I also smoke, and it concerns me because I read online that shoulder pain can be a symptom of lung cancer. It does not hurt to breathe. Do I have cancer or just some shoulder pain and I'm a bit paranoid?
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Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani (1 hour later)
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all please relax; I do not see any major problem with your health.

Only shoulder pains in no way points to the possibility of lung cancer.You are a smoker and I think you are having fear in your mind.

There could be various for shoulder pain like

>As you are predicting due to excessive use of computer
>Improper seating posture or working or sleeping style
>Lack of exercise leading stiffness

Please seek medical attention if you have

>Cough since long
>Unexplained fever
>Weight loss etc.

Other wise I do not see any reason for worry.

For shoulder pain also please visit your smoking. It is not good for your health.

I hope this helps and clarify your concern.

Please write again if you have something more to ask.

In case you do not have further query, please accept the answer.

Regards,

Dr.Pragnesh


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Shoulder Pain, Am Smoking, Does Not Hurt To Breathe. Do I Have Cancer Or Just Some Shoulder Pain?

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query.

First of all please relax; I do not see any major problem with your health.

Only shoulder pains in no way points to the possibility of lung cancer.You are a smoker and I think you are having fear in your mind.

There could be various for shoulder pain like

>As you are predicting due to excessive use of computer
>Improper seating posture or working or sleeping style
>Lack of exercise leading stiffness

Please seek medical attention if you have

>Cough since long
>Unexplained fever
>Weight loss etc.

Other wise I do not see any reason for worry.

For shoulder pain also please visit your smoking. It is not good for your health.

I hope this helps and clarify your concern.

Please write again if you have something more to ask.

In case you do not have further query, please accept the answer.

Regards,

Dr.Pragnesh