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I am previous smoker. On and off 15 years. I have developed

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Hello, I am previous smoker. On and off for around 15 years. I have developed should pains in both joints on top of both shoulders. I am wondering if that could an early sign of lung cancer. Everything I read says I would I have had symptoms before this as shoulder pain is caused after the cancer spreads. I have not had any other symptoms. Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I am a cancer doctor

pain in both shoulders is not an early sign of cancer.

it is more likely a sign of tendonitis or arthritis in both shoulders.

I am glad you quit smoking.

you might benefit from anti-inflammatories such as advil or aleve which can help decrease inflammation in your shoulder.

let me know if you have questions.