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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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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?
Posted Mon, 2 Jul 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 1 hour later

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.



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