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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, Team

      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 - Best, Margot, 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: 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 ( Team)

      1. Thank you for posting this article. I have had an upper left lobectomy in 2017. I have been complaining about a pain under my left rib and upper stomach for over 4 years. The doctor never discussed the possibility of nerve pain, although I felt it must be some sort of scar tissue as that is where they had a drainage tube in me for 9 days. the pain comes and goes and I had even seen gastro doctors thinking something is wrong with my upper stomach. Nothing comes back on tests. I have already just learned to live with it.

      2. Hi . Glad the information is useful. Please feel free to update if you are able to get someone to check out the possibility of nerve issues. Wishing you the best, Richard ( Team)

    3. 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, Team

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