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|2/8/2009||Recently had severe pain in my upper back when breathing or moving. The pain has diminished but if I cough hard, there is still a slight pain. Could this be a symptom of bone mets? Would the pain be intermitent? I take Femara and have read that this can diminish bone strength. What can you tell me about this? Thank you for answering my questions.|
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|2/9/2009||Any pain like you describes needs to be evaluated for any problem with lung or spine. Pain on breathing could be a serious non cancer problem. I hope you are sharing this information with your physician. Femara can cause joint pain and bone loss, but your physician will look at more information to help decide cause of symptoms. ds|
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