Patient Comments: Lung Cancer - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with lung cancer.

Published: August 01

My husband of 13 months was diagnosed with NSCLC stage 3, we were told he had to have chemo and rads and that he had 6 months at the most, so it was all set up. He had a severe burnt throat and no appetite at all. I got him Slimfast in the cans and kept 6 cans in the fridge at all times. I also gave him 3 iron tablets a day and all of this was given to help him build up his system, and it worked. He was on pain meds which made him sleepy but helped with the pain from the chemo and rads. When he got to where he was awake more I got him Ovaltine as that is good hot or cold and has the appox. same ingredients as Slimfast. Well, it is now 4 years later and he is up and about and eating good and even working in the yards etc. The chemo and rads left him weaker than he used to be so he just had to adjust his routine somewhat, but I have to say he has had the very best of care through the VA that anyone on earth could get and the doctors have been so absolutely wonderful it is just beyond words. They have kept close checks on my husband, run test to check and recheck to make sure it hasn't come back some where else. All I can say is God Bless them, they have all gone above and beyond the call of duty and even calling after hours and on weekends to check on him. So, veterans use your VA hospital they are awesome. And veterans, God Bless you for all you are doing and have done, you are the best, we all love you and owe you so much.

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Published: July 24

May Dad was diagnosed just about 1 year ago with lung cancer. He went through all therapy available but made him feel worse. Needed a feeding tube, burned esophagus. My question was, they day he passed away he was given a great report of how the cancer was responding, and about 8 hrs later began to violently throw up/gag up blood and died within 15 min. The doctors say his lung "exploded" there was pieces of lung in the pool of blood. Is it possible to "cough up your lung?

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Published: June 11

I get a bruised feeling in my right chest after a coughing fit.

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