Has anyone had pain from lung mets?

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Has anyone had pain from lung mets?

Postby Annajane » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:57 pm

Hello, I have rectal cancer with mets throughout my lungs. I get twinges of pain in my lower lungs. Suddenly got worse a few days after chemo. Most people don't seem to feel lung pain, so what is it? Could it be inflammation from the chemo, or is it just growing fast and causing pressure? It's really scaring me, just not knowing why. When I take deep breaths my right lung squeezes at the bottom. Has anyone experienced this?

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Re: Has anyone had pain from lung mets?

Postby martd » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:18 am

Sorry I don't have experience with your situation, but I remember during chemo I would have random pain, the worse was a super sharp pain in my side that would go away almost as fast as it came. But that only happened a few times. Be sure to report this right away, there's a chance its a blood clot.

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Re: Has anyone had pain from lung mets?

Postby zephyr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:57 am

As martd said, report it to your oncologist right away. Could be nothing but it could be something. I vaguely remember something - maybe just a twinge, maybe tightness, maybe pain - at one point when I was on chemo and my oncologist order a CT scan STAT. Turned out it was nothing but there was a risk of something serious.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 Follow up colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC found during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany) on both lungs, 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
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