• Wondering if anyone experiences back pain ? Couple weeks now of sore back daytimes and at night I wake up with it hurting.

    Asked by janstar47 on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    Wondering if anyone experiences back pain ? Couple weeks now of sore back daytimes and at night I wake up with it hurting.

    Just finished chemo # 4 taxatere/cytoxan couple weeks ago. Onc has recommended stop chemo. They lowered dose 20% due to my negative response; atrial fib with two treatments. Am having surgery after PET scan; once Onc and surgeon get to observe chemo response. Tumor is smaller.

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • lynn1950's Avatar
      lynn1950

      I experience achy back. It comes and goes. Often we fear that it is the cancer, spread to our bones. In my case it is arthritis. Be sure and let your oncologist know if it is persistent pain lasting more than two weeks. Bone scans can be administered if there is a suspicion of metastases.

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Yep, but mine has nothing to do with cancer or treatment and yours may not either. Not everything is because of cancer or it's treatments.

      over 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      Jan your back pain may be due to less activity and your muscles just getting weaker from treatments. The treatments can also make arthritus worse in some cases. In most cases physcial therapy can help get you back into shape and get past the pain. I have used physical therapy several times and start again this week. Good Luck.

      over 4 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar
      JennyMiller

      I had some soreness on my side around the bottom of the rib cage & towards my back -- and of course -- my resolution to be on guard but not be paranoid went by the wayside. I had that cold virus that was going around but I was so sure it couldn't be that -- then I talked to at least 3 other people who had the virus and the same ache in the same place -- virus's can do crazy things. And, I am sure the coughing added to the soreness. With time, I am sure that we all learn to read our body in a rational manner. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy


    Read and answer more invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma page.