• 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

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      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

      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

      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

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