Treatment of Lung Cancer

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Treatment of Lung Cancer complications

While new treatments have given patients a new lease of life, lung cancer patients may still experience complications as a direct result of the disease progressing. It is important to be aware of the types of complications and share them with your doctor for timely diagnosis and management.1

These complications include:

Fluid in the chest and shortness of breath2

Pneumonia4

Coughing up blood

Pain

Speak to your doctor today

No matter your complication or its severity, you should consult your doctor immediately to understand the reason behind your symptoms, and whether any action is necessary.

References
1 National Library of Medicine. Complications of lung cancer treatment. Retrieved October 2020 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18506668/
2 Cancer Research UK. Fluid on the lungs or in the abdomen. Retrieved on October 2020 from https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/physically/breathing-problems/causes-of-breathlessness/fluid-on-lungs
3 Cancer Research UK. Breathing problems with Cancer. Retrieved October 2020 from https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/coping/physically/breathing-problems/treatment
4 MedicalNewsToday. What to know about pneumonia and lung cancer. Retrieved on October 2020 from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/316783
5 Lung Cancer Net. Coughing up blood. Retrieved October 2020 from https://lungcancer.net/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/
6 Cleveland Clinic. Lung Cancer: Management and Treatment. Retrieved October 2020 from https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4375-lung-cancer/management-and-treatment

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