Lung Cancer; Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain
Shoulder pain

Many people take this symptom as irrelevant, but the chronic pain in the shoulders can be the result of a tumor pressing the brachial plexus (set of nerves located at the base of the neck and armpit), resulting in tingling sensations and shooting pains from the shoulder to the arms. This symptom is characteristic of tumors located in the pulmonary apex. In some cases the shoulder pain is presented in conjunction with palpebral ptosis, absence of sweating of half of the face and miosis, forming the so-called Pancoast syndrome.