Lung cancer is caused by the formation of tumors in the lungs due to abnormal growth of cancerous cells.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Patients who have been diagnosed with lung cancer
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
General risks associated with surgery such as bleeding, infection, pain, blood clots and pneumonia.
Radiotherapy side effects include: swelling, fatigue, changes in skin, nausea/vomiting.
Side effects of chemotherapy include hair loss, nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, fatigue and mouth sores, cognitive changes.
Have a initial consultation with your doctor.
Undergo all necessary screening and diagnostic tests.
Follow pre-op guidelines if you are undergoing surgery.
Arrange for some help at home whilst you’re undergoing treatment.
Whilst undergoing surgery, you will be placed under general or local anaesthesia.
If you are undergoing radiotherapy sessions, it may be comforting to have a loved one or caregiver to wait out for you.
Adhere to post-op guidelines put forth by your surgeon.
If you are suffering from any strong side effects of a treatment, ask your physician if they can provide any additional support.
Rest as much as possible, and try to keep your stress levels low. These will help speed up your recovery.
Spend time with family and friends. You can also seek out emotional support through professional counsellors or at a support group.