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Side Effects of Lung Cancer or Treatment

What side effects have you or a loved one experienced from lung cancer or treatment? Have any surprised you?

  1. I've never suffered from lung cancer. For brain tumour, I suffered a lot in two aspects: 1) my right side is seviously weaked. Though exercise, I can walk, but I cannot use my right hand, 2) my language center, containing the langauge production center, is affteted badly. Luckly, my language comprehensive centre is intact. It's utter important to exercise, both physically and verbally, so that I can revover, and from what I experienced, it's possible to recover, at to some extent.

    1. I suffer from nerve pain from VATS surgery 2 years ago. I am looking for answers to ease the pain other than Lyrica which I have just begun to take. Would an exercise bike help? Due to Covid I can't use the equipment in my gym.

      1. Hi , I'm sorry you are suffering. I think exercise in general, with the doctor's okay, is good. Perhaps palliative care will help with the pain, they are excellent in pain management from what I hear. I am attaching a link below to an article by our Editorial Team that you may find helpful. Please don't hesitate to follow up with us and let us know how you are doing. Warmly, Alisa, LungCancer.net Team
        https://lungcancer.net/clinical/early-palliative-care-survival

      2. agree with Alisa that speaking with a palliative care specialist may help - and, we recently had an advocate write about exercising at home that you may find helpful! Always discuss with your doctor/care team if beginning anything new as well - https://lungcancer.net/living/home-exercising Best, Margot, LungCancer.net Team

    2. Hi poogan1. Has your doctor had anything to say about this continuing pain? This article discusses chronic pain syndromes following lung cancer surgery: https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-postpneumonectomy-syndrome-2249353. It describes various forms (including nerve issues) and potential treatments. Of course, only a doctor can provide the proper diagnostics to determine exactly what is going on in your case and the best course of action. Hoping you get some relief soon. Best, Richard (LungCancer.net Team)

      1. Hi,
        In answer to your question I have been besieged with plenty of side effects from Small Cell Lung Cancer, surgery and treatments, plus the proteins that Cancer gives off is quite debilitating.
        I am in remission going in 4 1/2 years. I’ve been chasing cures, treatments and medications, including Acupuncture to elevate my side effects, to no avail. I’m a fighter and I never give up and neither should you! None of this are pleasant, but we have to fight a good fight!

        1. Hi , I'm sorry to hear of your side effects, I know they can be so challenging, but it is great to hear you are in remission and have such a fighting spirit! Thank you for taking the time to share with us. Wishing you all the best, Alisa, LungCancer.net Team

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