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nerve cancer? I'm not getting any leads form docs on an diagnosis :(

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 18, 2006
  • 07:54 AM

I have gone to two doctors for this already and nobody seems to know what is wrong. I've had gradual pain on a particular part of my spine (just about the center), along my right shoulder blade--particulary near my arm, and on my chest. Lately the pain has gotten increasingly worse and has spread to my right armpit and upper arm/shoulder. The pain feels like a burn, and sometimes a tingling, almost like a crawling sensation. (it sounds more disgusting than it actually is ) The last doctor I went to felt my back and examined me and looked at my films, said he found nothing but a rough spot on the surface of my shoulder blade. He said it could be a number of things, including a benign nerve tumor, nerve damage, or even cancer but wasn't sure, so had me start physical therapy. Has anyone else had these symptoms? could anyone at least point me in the right direction or tell me what to do next? should I go to a third doctor?

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  • I have gone to two doctors for this already and nobody seems to know what is wrong. I've had gradual pain on a particular part of my spine (just about the center), along my right shoulder blade--particulary near my arm, and on my chest. Lately the pain has gotten increasingly worse and has spread to my right armpit and upper arm/shoulder. The pain feels like a burn, and sometimes a tingling, almost like a crawling sensation. (it sounds more disgusting than it actually is ) The last doctor I went to felt my back and examined me and looked at my films, said he found nothing but a rough spot on the surface of my shoulder blade. He said it could be a number of things, including a benign nerve tumor, nerve damage, or even cancer but wasn't sure, so had me start physical therapy. Has anyone else had these symptoms? could anyone at least point me in the right direction or tell me what to do next? should I go to a third doctor? Absolutely! And a fourth and a 25th if needed. Why would he prescribe physical therapy for something that he said might be a tumor or even cancer? That doesn't make sense to me. Is he a neurologist? Have you been to a neurologist?
    AgnosticJaz 23 Replies
    • October 17, 2007
    • 02:54 AM
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  • i had a similar condition. and the same diagnosis as you had. no real help. a year passed. i was found having an enlarged prostate. they biopsied prostate and the hip(iliac) bone. found confirmed carcinoma adenoma.but the bone species was DIFFERENT from the prostate!!!. chemotherapy followed . prostate problem was resolved. low neglible psa of 0.01. but cea was at 7 higher than normal 3. further after the chemo, the cea after one month went upto 16. doc says maybe another chemo due. not decided. case of cancer unknown primary.i'm holding up and look to the future optimistically! i think you need another oncologist to help determine malignancy through cy/mri/pet scans .a combined study of the scans may help. good luck and God bless!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 18, 2007
    • 06:13 PM
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