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.
Major drug companies continually research and develop new medications and treatments, which must be shown to be safe and effective before doctors can prescribe them to patients. Through lung cancer clinical trials, researchers test the effects of new drugs on a group of volunteers with lung cancer. Following a strict protocol and using carefully controlled conditions, researchers evaluate the investigational drugs under development and measure the ability of the new drug to treat lung cancer, its...