• collapsed lung

    Asked by prittinpink on Friday, September 22, 2017

    collapsed lung

    Has anyone had radiation to open up a collapsed lung from lung cancer and did it work?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • cards7up's Avatar

      NO! radiation can cause a collapsed lung, so why would they use it?

      over 3 years ago
    • ShellDee's Avatar

      Yes! I was diagnosed May 30th, 2017 with Stage 3 NSCLC .
      One large tumor in lower left lung, enlarged lymphnodes surrounding my trachea causing wheezing and a collapsed lung. After 30 radiation treatments and concurrent chemotherapy my tumor and nodes have shrunk significantly and my lung has reinflated. I feel great!

      over 3 years ago
    • hhkjwf's Avatar

      Both lobes had collapsed in my left lung . The first one had collapsed in Oct. and the second just before I started radiation. in January Both opened back and reinflated!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • hhkjwf's Avatar

      Correction on above..The first collapsed lobe on my lung was found mid December ( not October) and there was a 2 week period of getting 2nd opinions etc. Then early Jan I was to begin radiation and the 2nd lobe had collapsed. Both opened up during radiation, and I felt 100% better

      over 3 years ago

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