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NicF4
NicF4Administrator

Welcome, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Community, to our 'Ask the Nurse' live chat. We are here to listen to your experiences and answer YOUR questions.

For the next hour, please feel free to share your experiences or ask our nurse any questions about lung cancer treatments, symptoms, side effects and coronavirus. This is open to people living with lung cancer, family members, carers and those worried about symptoms.

Please type below. Anyone wanting to speak privately in confidence should either PM us or contact us on our helpline 0800 358 7200.

Don't forget to keep refreshing the page to see the latest questions and responses.

We are here for you - throughout the pandemic and beyond - so keep the questions coming and we'll do our best to answer them for you and help reduce any anxiety you might be feeling in these worrying times.

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Hi

I have NSCLC but have never been told whether it is squamos cell or adenocarcinoma. Would I know by my symptoms?

RoyCastleHelpline
RoyCastleHelplineAdministrator in reply to Debs0768

Hi debs0768

You would not know by your symptoms, but is detected through biopsy and tissue analysis. It is best if you ask either your specialist, lung cancer nurse or GP what type of cancer you have.

Kind regards

Ask the Nurse

The Roy Castle Support Team

Thanks. I never seem to get anything other than the basic information!

RoyCastleHelpline
RoyCastleHelplineAdministrator in reply to Debs0768

Hi Debs0768

You are within your rights to access your medical notes and you can do this through your GP as they will have all the correspondence from the hospital. However your GP should be able to tell you what kind of lung cancer you have, are you in treatment just now or newly diagnosed.

Kind regards

Ask the nurse

RoyCastleHelpline
RoyCastleHelplineAdministrator in reply to Debs0768

Hi Debs0768

This is the link to our booklet on 'Managing Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis' which may help explain the different types of lung cancer and treatment options:

roycastle.org/app/uploads/2...

If there is anything else you would like to discuss you can either email us at lungcancerhelp@roycastle.org or call our freephone nurse led helpline number on 0800 358 7200

Kind regards

Ask the Nurse

The Roy Castle Support Team

NicF4
NicF4Administrator

This thread is now closed the next live chat session is on Tuesday 6th October 1-2pm

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