lung cancer causes some pain and tenderness in the
chest area, so talk with your surgeon about what pain medication is best for
Your ribs will be spread apart for lung surgery, so you may have pain
for several weeks after surgery. Nerves may be injured or cut during surgery.
You may have numbness and tingling in the chest area. This usually goes away in
a few weeks or months. Some people may have ongoing numbness or pain.
Do I have a small cell or non-small cell lung cancer?
How far has the lung cancer spread? What stage is my cancer?
What are my chances for recovery?
Can you surgically remove my lung cancer?
How will the surgery affect my breathing or quality of life?
Will I need chemotherapy or radiotherapy?
What are the goals of these lung cancer treatments?