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What are symptoms of a Pancoast tumor?

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Although a Pancoast tumor is a lung tumor, it rarely causes symptoms that are typically related to the lungs (like cough or chest pain).

The initial symptom is usually pain in the shoulder, the inner part of the shoulder blades, or both.

The pain may later extend to the inner side of the arm, the elbow, and the pinky and ring fingers.

The associated pain is severe and constant.

The hand, arm, and forearm may weaken, muscles degenerate or shrink from disuse, or develop a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin.

From: Pancoast Tumors WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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Pancoast Tumor from eMedicineHealth.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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