Hi everyone. My name is Dixie. I lost my Mother 1 year ago this past July. She had never been diagnosed with cancer. However, after vomiting green vile at 4am an ambulance was called due to terrible pain she was also experiencing. Last month i was notified that my Mothers youngest brother was diagnosed with stomach cancer. His Doctor has given him a month remaining for his life. We also lost one of my Mothers sisters many years ago after a long and difficult fight against cancer. The reason i am now here on this site and joined his community. For the past month i have been experiencing pain which began in my left shoulder then progressed to my upper back between my shoulder blades. It was so bad this past weekend that i spent saturday and sunday flat on my back laying on a heating blanket and praying for relief. I am prescribed pain medication for my lower back, hips and legs. However, the pain medication i take does not stop the pain i have between my shoulder blades. I am a little concerned because my Mother was also prescribed pain medication but no one, no doctors ever diagnosed her cancer which we found out she cancer in numerous areas of her body including her spine and liver. She passed away at the hospital exactly 1 week after she had been admitted. I am now wondering where i should turn to get a honest diagnosis of what may be going on inside of my body. My Mother was just 75 years of age when we lost her. I am 52 and i want to be here for my children and my grandsons, all 5 of them. I am somewhat fearful of what is causing my pain between my shoulder blades. As i mentioned earlier, it began about a month or so ago but it got alot worse over this past Saturday and Sunday. I have not mentioned any of my concerns to anyone including my family members as they are already going through so much with knowing my Uncle will not be with us much longer. I welcome any advice that readers of this may have. Thank you very much for your time.