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Congestion with nsclc/ stage 3b

annie5379
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Joined: Dec 2003

My husband was diagnosed with inoperable non small cell lung cancer 7 months ago. He completed 7 weeks of radiation, which did shrink the tumor. His main discomfort now is the congestion. His oncologist said that the congestion is an after effect of the radiation, and he has seen it continue for up to a year in some patients. He is on Prednisone and Leviquin. He was up to 60 mg of prednisone, but is now weaned down to 30 mg. He relies on his Nebulizer about 6 times per day. His prognosis is poor, but I gain so much hope by reading all of the posts on here. I would like to hear from any of you that have had problems with congestion. Thank you....

vpapas
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2004

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. My father has NSC lung cancer and has become very conggested the last few days. His doctors say it is because he is not moving around much. Their suggestion is to walk around, take deep breathes and cough up what ever he can.
Good luck to you both.

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delee62
Posts: 2
Joined: May 2004

HI, I was diagnosed with inoperable non small cell cancer also, February for me.........I don't really have congestion per say as a result of my radiation, but I have a very persistant cough. I hate taking narcotics for it, but sometimes i have to if I want to sleep. SOunds good that your husband has weaned down on the prednisone!
God Bless you and your husband!
Debbie

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