Sep 08, 2004 - 9:24 pm
Hi, my name is Kristi. i am 33 and i was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2000 and it came back in 2002 on my spine and back again this year on my lung. I am considered terminal. i was just wondering if anyone has had cervical cancer and it spread to the lungs? I developed a bad cough last year and the doctors found out the cancer had spread to my lungs. I had radition back in jan and Feb. of this year. I still have a cough and it's getting worse, but there are no signs of cancer, ijust had tests done 2 weeks ago. I know it's probably a side effects of radiation and I was wondering has anyone experienced this and if so what can I do about this cough? It is worse when I lie down and when i eat. I cough so hard and so much that I end up throwing up. I have a lot of phlem that comes up. It is very embarrassing when my husband takes me out to eat and I cough and cough. People tell me all the time when they hear me cough that I need to have it checked out by a Dr. but if they only knew. The Drs. have put me on tylenol with codeine and it's helps, but soon as it wears off my cough is back and I hate taking pain pills especially the ones that make you feel dopey all the time. I have a family and they don't need me dopey all the time. If anyone has been through the same thing please tell me about it.