Lung Cancer Side Effects
What You Need to Know
Lung cancer survivors may experience side effects including anxiety, depression, radiation to the lungs, long-term neuropathy and hearing loss.
Radiation to the lungs during treatment can result in cardiac toxicities that cause symptoms of heart failure years later, and the chemotherapy medication Platinol-AQ may cause long-term neuropathy (numbness and tingling pain) or hearing loss. Always discuss any health concerns and symptoms with your doctor.
As you recover, take charge of your health by eating well, exercising and reducing stress. Avoid tobacco and limit alcohol intake. Keep up with screenings like mammographies and colonoscopies for other cancers.
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