• Weight gain

    Asked by HillbillyBear on Monday, November 19, 2018

    Weight gain

    Should I gain weight after being diagnosed with lung cancer?

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Have you started treatments? Immediately after my last diagnosis, I started trying to gain weight because I knew I would be losing weight during treatment. In each of the three diagnoses, I lost 45 to 50# each time. Just being diagnosed usually we don't lose or gain unless the type of cancer has caused you to start losing your appetite.

      22 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      If you are like me, you will. I hoped to lose a little weight, but that was not to be. I have gained 40-50 lbs since I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer 6 years ago.

      22 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      The better shape you are in going into treatment, the better shape you will be in coming out of it. If your treatment protocol involves steroids (Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, Dexamethasone), you might consider building muscle mass, as the steroids cause muscle wasting and fat gain.

      22 days ago
    • cheryncp's Avatar
      cheryncp

      I am on a targeted therapy drug that has caused weight gain without me even trying. If you are underweight it may be a good idea but that would be a question for your doctor.

      22 days ago
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      You may gain it during treatment depending on your treatment. I did! I weigh more now than I ever have. I ate when I took the steroids and ate and ate!! LOL!!!

      21 days ago

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