hello i have a xray done 3 and a half months ago,it was clear.i just had another xray done 2 days ago,and i have hyperinflated lungs( Emphysema ) and no cancer.over the passed 4 months i have been getting upper middle back pain, tender to touch lower ribs arm pain etc,i still think i have lung cancer when the xray shows nothing after 4 months of these symptoms,i am 32 years old
Have you discussed the back pain with your doctor?
If the symptoms suggest a metastasis to the bone, then your doctor would likely have an X-ray of the bones along the spine or better yet a CT or MRI of the area. I'm guessing you used to be a heavy smoker - so if the evaluation of the spine does suggest that there might be cancer somewhere else - a chest CT scan would be pretty helpful.
It would be great if you could get an appointment soon- so the doctor can examine you straightaway.
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