If you could get rid of certain symptoms or complications, which would they be?

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Member Carenity • Community manager
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Hello everyone,

With any chronic illness comes troubling symptoms and complications.

With lung cancer, these can be exhaustion/fatigue, shortness of breath, pain (chest pain, bone pain...), fluid build up in the chest (pleural effusion), headaches, excessive weight loss, adverse side-effects from medications/treatments...

We thought we would start a discussion today to faciliate conversation between members by asking:

If you could get rid of certain symptoms complications of lung cancer, which would they be and why?

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Beginning of the discussion - 4/12/19

If you could get rid of certain symptoms or complications, which would they be?
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Member Carenity
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I would say for me, the chest pain and the dry cough with difficulty breathing.

If you could get rid of certain symptoms or complications, which would they be?
Member Carenity
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@Hidden username HI ... I hope you are doing ok. what treatment do you follow?

Prior to my diagnosis and early on during the treatment, the worse was the chest pain, which also lead to  shortness of breath. I also would not stop coughing... one of the things that led me to see out a doctor.

I did loose weight though, but not out of want.

If you could get rid of certain symptoms or complications, which would they be?
Member Carenity
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@Hidden username I underwent radiation therapy, how about yourself and immunotherapy and some aspirin lol

If you could get rid of certain symptoms or complications, which would they be?
Member Carenity
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New to this site. My spouse has lung cancer and had went through chemotherapy, which was just as bad to an extent as the lung cancer. I wish there was some treatment that worked in severe instances like chemotherapy. This is not a true symptom, but maybe a complication - I guess - but not really... but I would choose that the need for chemotherapy was not required anymore and some other, less intense, treatment existed because chemotherapy drains and destroys one's sense of body.