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    caregiver asked a questionLung Cancer

    extreme fatigue

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      EllasDaddy

      I am sure that my response will cause quite the stir on the group, but here it goes. I am a strong supporter of medical marijuana. It's benefits are increased appetite, pain management, anti anxiety and sleep aid. Yes it is illegal in many states. I saw it help my son 15 years ago when he had testicular cancer and it helped me with my lung cancer. You don't have to smoke it you can make cookies, brownies, butter, even tea. It helped relax me, increased my appetite to the point I put on 15 pounds, helped wean me off all pain meds. There are pros and cons to the debate but I'm all pro.

      over 3 years ago
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      CAS1

      You might try the low sugar Ensure or Instant breakfast -high protein drinks and suppliments If you are at a cancer center they might have meetings that address many cancer issues or nutrition experts available..And visit the ACS desk because they have a cookbook and other great material available

      over 3 years ago
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      MRoadrunner

      Add me to the proponents for medical marijuana. I can not say enough about this medication.. ..and, It is medication, having been used for centuries before we existed. I am a nurse and I personally found it to be more helpful for pain than both morphine and percocet together. It also relaxes you and increases your appetite. Compare those side effects with the ones you're you're currently taking.

      over 3 years ago
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    what next after lung cancer spread to kidney

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      Peroll

      The standard treatment for any cancer that is in more than one place is chemo. This is because they assume that cancer is in other place too even if they can't see it and chemo treats cancer throughout the body, sort oif a broad area approach. If the original cancer was removed and now it is only in the kidney then they may decide to remove the kidney and the cancer in the kidney. They also could opt fpor one of several other targeted treatments such as radiation or cyber knife. To know exacty what the options are you need to talk with the Drs and ask them to expalin all of the options including the risks and rewards of each ioption. Sometimes you have to ask questions like this to get the Drs to think aboutr all of the options instead of going right to the standard answer. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
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      CAS1

      its important that you have the cancer tested for its mutations.. go to:" Lets test now" to learn why it could help you with a targeted treatment plan. Make sure you are in the hands of LUNG CANCER experts and you are at the best cancer center you can find. And Peroll answer is also correct on treamtnet options but you might have targeted drugs available too.

      over 3 years ago
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    lung cancer, non small cell