Side Effects of Lung Cancer
Metastatic lung carcinoma leads to the worst kinds of side effects. Ironically, prevention of painful side effects is also one of the reasons for treatment.
Diseases in your lungs and breathing problems are signs of the carcinoma having spread to nearby areas like the lining of the lungs, inside the wall of your chest and the airways. Persistent cough and hoarseness are common side effects.
Persistent fever is a sign that the carcinoma is advanced. It is one of the side effects of both treatment and metastasis.
My Dad died due to respiratory failure resulting from these complications.
Presence of fluid with cancerous cells is one of the side effects of lung carcinoma. It absolutely means the carcinoma is already in an advanced stage.
Surprising side effects of lung cancer are abnormal changes in your bowels such as constipation and diarrhea. This indicates advanced carcinoma that has already moved to your liver.
Alopecia is more commonly known as hair loss. It is a result of anxiety or stress coming from being diagnosed with carcinoma of the lungs. It is also a side effect of either radiation or chemo treatments.
My Dad had radiation and all his hair fell off. It never grew back until the day he died.
As the carcinoma grows, it invades the brain affecting its functions.
An advanced carcinoma also invades the tissues in your bones causing pain in your joints called arthalgia.
These lung carcinoma side effects are worse with radiation treatment and can lead to a secondary carcinoma. Leukemia is one carcinoma that is a side effect of radiation therapy. It usually develops among lung carcinoma patients undergoing such type of treatment.
You will likely undergo anorexia that is related to your carcinoma. Weight loss is also one of the side effects of lung cancer that has advanced to your adrenal glands.
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