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Comment from: KAY, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 06

My child's symptoms of lung cancer are shortness of breath, night sweats, chest pain and frequent coughing. However, not everyone as a whole percentage of patients experience all of these symptoms, they may not know how painful it feels as others. Some, have very mild cases of lung cancer which doesn't cause much impact on their lungs as others may. With having my child with lung cancer, I haven't been in the brightest mood, and my child has been slowly dying which is very heart-wrenching. If I put myself in my child's shoes I wouldn't know how to handle such a case myself. I am a parent of 2 children but one died during birth.

Comment from: Jules, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 01

We don't have confirmation of lung cancer yet as my 57 year old husband is going to CT scan on 23rd September. He went to the general physician (GP) as he had lost around 20 pounds in weight since beginning of summer and over the past 4 to 6 weeks some drastic muscle wasting. He wouldn't go to the doctors so I basically made the appointment and forced him. He said GP sent for bloodwork and referred to an oncologist. He doesn't have any other symptoms, just occasional whistle sound when he sleeps. I am more worried than he is and he just dismisses anything serious!

Comment from: John, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 02

My doctors thought I had pneumonia for three months before deciding to do a CT scan. Now, my doctors tell me that I have lung cancer which disguised itself as many other problems. The prognosis is not good.

Comment from: Pro-Active, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

I am amazed at some of these comments. We must all be pro-active in our health issues, regardless what they may be. When it comes to cancer especially, a second opinion is a must! No one should be satisfied with an answer of “Wait and see,” when there is even a slight sign of any kind of cancer. Wait and see? NO WAY! You get yourself to another doctor right away.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My mother-in-law is in the hospital now with stage IV cancer. She developed a cough a couple months ago, then mild shortness of breath, and then severe shortness of breath which led her to the hospital. It is already stage 4. She has it in her lungs (which one completely stopped working) and 5 places in her spine. I have no idea if this means she is going to die or if she has a chance. I'm worried. Her lungs keep swelling with fluid and she is becoming incontinent. She is on oxygen all the time now. She smoked for over 30 years. I smoke as well, but I'm so scared now that I'm planning on quitting. She has adenocarcinoma.

Comment from: wife, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My husband's physician of six years attributed his wheezing in chest, tiredness, chest discomfort to his weight and chronic bronchitis. As my husband grew more tired I thought he may have heart problems. I persuaded him to see a cardiologist. It was determined my husband had lung cancer stage 4.

Comment from: Susan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

Hi - I'm a 65 year old female, smoked for 20 years, - 6 years ago, had a lung x-ray- then a needle biopsy and as it had not metastasized - within a month I was having a section of my right lung removed; a year later, another tumor so the remainder of the lobe in my right lung was removed; last year another tumor - so the remainder of my lung was removed. No other treatment except 6 month follow-ups. Surgery was not bad - first couple of days after were uncomfortable but I was always given pain control (which I rarely needed) - I am not a "survivor" -because I simply will not let lung cancer kill me.

Comment from: KRRT1966, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

I'm a 62 year-old female. When teaching I would cough and cough so I went to the doctor. I had a chest X-ray-April. It came back with a large mass in the right lobe, lung cancer-stage 3B. Now I am waiting for the treatment plan and pray that it will be successful.

Comment from: tklaroz, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My father who was a smoker for years but has not touched one since he had triple bypass surgery on his heart in 1983. He has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, which started with a horrible cough. It seems his lungs were filling up with fluid and by the time we got him to see a doctor, we were told he had this terminal condition.


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