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Lung Cancer

Symptoms

07/28/2008

Question:

I had a right lobectomy on 2/22/08 and am still in pain and no medication seems to help at all. I`m on Percocet, MS Contin, Cymbalta, lorazepam, phenergan, and still nothing seems to work. But the doctors still do not know if this was caused by my valley fever, cancer or a viral infection. Where can I get answers since my doctor doesn`t seem to know why I`m still in so much pain, shortness of breathe and nausea all the time. Please give me some anwers of why this could be happening to me.

Answer:

I would suggest that you need to request:

1) a copy of your operative pathology

2) consultation with a chronic pain specialist.

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Response by:

Susan  Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of
Thoracic Surgery
Molecular, Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University