Re: Back ribcage pain???
Pam, I am a survivor, (so far) of lung tumor cancer. They removed my right lung in December 2004 and yesterday I was told I am cancer free so far. Another year of blood work and cat scans, and I'll be told I am totally cancer free
In answer to your question about the rib and breast pain. I was treated for pneumonia all the while there was this 6-7 mm tumor attaching itself to my rib cage and chest wall. An xray would have discovered long before it got that big if I had known to ask for it. I was a smoker for 44 years and I quit cold on Nov 1. Will be a year soon and I still want one. But with only one lung to work with, I have to deny myself. So when you see your doctor, ask him for a chest xray ASAP. Have them look for any tumor especially near the back of your lungs.
I hope everything turns out okay.