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What Causes Chest Pain Along With Pain In Back And Shoulder Blades?

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Posted on Thu, 12 Mar 2015
Question: I'm afraid I have lung cancer ? I was diagnosed in the emergency room with chost chondritis due to chest pains I'm Scared that I have lung cancer instead because my back and shoulder blades hurt everyday
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Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get a chest xray done and meet chest physician

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Lung cancer usually occur in an elderly fellow with smoking history. Symptom usually comprise of cough with blood streaked sputum, weight loss, breathlessness etc.
Bony pain is usually a late symptom and occur when cancer involves the chest wall.

If you are not convinced with the diagnosis get a chest X ray PA view done. If there are mass like lesion then biopsy can be planned. With a fully normal chest X ray lung cancer is unlikely.
But if still you feel that you have cancer then final sort is going for CT thorax which will clear everything but there is risk of radiation exposure.

Best wishes

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Satyadeo Choubey (39 minutes later)
I've had a chest x ray done last month they didn't see anything that's what they claimed and I only smoked for 2 years and I quit
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Answered by Dr. Satyadeo Choubey (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's unlikely to have lung cancer.

Detailed Answer:
It's unlikely to have lung cancer with a normal xray 1month back. Patients of lung cancer are chronic smokers and they smoke for years.

Best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What Causes Chest Pain Along With Pain In Back And Shoulder Blades?

Brief Answer: Get a chest xray done and meet chest physician Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. Lung cancer usually occur in an elderly fellow with smoking history. Symptom usually comprise of cough with blood streaked sputum, weight loss, breathlessness etc. Bony pain is usually a late symptom and occur when cancer involves the chest wall. If you are not convinced with the diagnosis get a chest X ray PA view done. If there are mass like lesion then biopsy can be planned. With a fully normal chest X ray lung cancer is unlikely. But if still you feel that you have cancer then final sort is going for CT thorax which will clear everything but there is risk of radiation exposure. Best wishes