Lung cancer

Dear doctor, I had sharp chest pain on the left bottom side of the chest after which I quit smoking(4-year-old habit). The pain persisted for 2-3 days only and after a month, I am getting the pain again - this time in multiple areas on both sides of the chest. I also have a mild cramp like pain in the left back area. No weight loss or loss of appetite or other illness. Could this be related to lung cancer?
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Dr. Hirennappa B. Udnur
11 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Pulmonologist
Smoking is one of the risk factor for lung cancer,not necessarily reflect lung need to get a screening chest x-ray and may even require a CT chest if needed.
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