While cancer-related pain can occur in any part of the body, back pain is a common symptom that is often overlooked, which is a sign that cancer has spread to the bones or the surrounding tissues. According to MedicalNewsToday, here are the types of cancer that cause back pain.
1. Metastatic cancer.
This is when cancer spreads from the original site to other parts of the body including the bones which can lead to pain in the back, this can occur in different types of cancer including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and multiple myeloma.
2. Pancreatic cancer
This type of cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage making it difficult to treat, the pain is usually located in the middle or upper back and can be severe.
3. Kidney cancer can also cause back pain. This pain is often dull and persistent and can be felt on one side of the back, this pain may be accompanied by other symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue and fever.
This is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system which is part of the immune system, it can cause back pain especially if it spreads to the spine or the surrounding tissues.
In conclusion, back pain can be a sign of cancer, and it is important to seek medical attention if the pain persists or is accompanied by other symptoms. If you experience back pain, it is important to consult with your doctor to determine the underlying cause and the best course of treatment.
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