Back Pain Lung Cancer
Pain in the upper back and lungs can be an early sign of some serious problems. Dull back pain, chest and shoulder pain are some early signs of lung cancer. The pain is often dull ache and is unrelieved by changing movements and positions. Early diagnosis can be a cure.
Lung cancer is malignant in nature. It becomes difficult to diagnose if the cancer is established and causing back ache or the back pain is causing lung cancer. Early visit to a doctor can cure this problem. Lung cancer is the most important cause for cancer related deaths in the U.S. Women are 1.5 times more likely to get cancer than men.
Symptoms in Back Pain Lung Cancer:
- Permanent coughing
- Shoulder, Chest and back pain that does not go away.
- Hoarseness and shortness of breath
- Neck and face swelling.
- Loss of appetite and weight loss leading to body weakness.
Lung cancer cause back pains:
There are three ways in which a lung cancer can cause back pains-
- A lung cancer can radiate and infiltrate the bones or other parts of spine.
- A nodule or tumor in the lungs can grow big and put pressure on nerves of the spine.
- Lung cancer travel through blood vessels and can cause distant site cancers as the Spine.
Treatment of Lung Cancer:
- Treatment at the initial stage is possible.
- For examination, a doctor will advise for X-Ray, MRI and CT scan, lung biopsy and sputum cytology before reaching any conclusion.
- Immediately stop all the pain killers and antibiotics if the lung cancer is diagnosed.