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Offline lisak789

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A question about colon cancer
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:08:30 PM »
If a colon cancer was big enough to cause a blockage would it show up on a regular abdomanal x ray? I am also having pain on the upper part of my left ribs almost in line with my breast. It hurts to touch it as well and I never hurt it at all. I am scared I have a large tumor pressing on my chest
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Re: A question about colon cancer
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 12:29:51 PM »
A blockage that large would almost certainly show up on an xray, yes. 

Looking up conditions is never a good idea but as to your ribs, I have the same thing, as do many others.  If it hurts to touch what you are typically dealing with is -

Costochondritis - a benign inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone, or sternum.  They giveaway on that is that it hurts to touch.  It is very common. 
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Re: A question about colon cancer
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 05:08:30 PM »
I am feeling better but I still have the pain under my upper ribs. It also hurts on the ribs. Now I'm worried about bone cancer! Would that show up on a chest x ray if it was in the ribs? Oh god I wish these thoughts would go away!!!!
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Re: A question about colon cancer
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »
I also have had rib pain for close to 9 months.  The two schools of thought on it are that it's my tight back radiating around, and also Costochondritis.  It sucks, and it's very painful
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Re: A question about colon cancer
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 08:07:30 PM »
The way your brain is jumping from cancer to cancer?  Classic HA worries screwing with your head.  Please try to relax.  You're going to be okay. 
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