• Lung cancer pain

    Asked by LittleLit on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Lung cancer pain

    While awaiting consult with a pulmonology mynleft side of chest, rib cage and flank area are tender and very painful. Is this to be expected?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Wishing you the best and hoping you will learn that you do not have cancer. The waiting to find out can be terrifying.

      I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. I had no symptoms, except my PCP felt a really small knot on my collarbone. She ordered an immediate CT scan and then a PET scan and then a biopsy.

      Let us know what you learn!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • LittleLit's Avatar
      LittleLit

      Hello all,
      I am unsure of how to respond directly/keep the conversation going and not begin a new thread entirely. Oh well.
      You pose a very important question tndrft001; why hasn't my GP ordered a surgical consult for a tissue biopsy, yet? I'm sorry to say this possibility never crossed my mind? I am overdue for a colonoscopy so I was seen by a GI specialist at the end of June and apparently the colonoscopy has been approved by Anthem (per the receptionist at my GP's office.) but I guess I should see the specialist first, as planned, next Tuesday, Sep 8? Oh brother....

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      It is always okay to start a new question.

      Since the visit with the specialist is so soon, I would wait and ask him or her all of your questions.

      over 4 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy


    Read and answer more central, lung carcinoid tumor questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Central, Lung Carcinoid Tumor page.