Hello everyone. I am hoping you might be able to help. I have stage 4 lung cancer and have been having carboplatin chemotherapy and immunotherapy for the past 7 weeks. My bloods were very low a week ago so the treatment was delayed whilst I had 3 filigrastim injections which has got them back up.
My problem is pain in my left jaw, above the teeth but also affecting the ear. The dentist did an x-ay of that side of my mouth before I started treatment and has said that everything was fine with no sign of an infection. However, when I went back on an emergency appointment the dentist was kind enough to prescribe antibiotics. After taking these for 4 days the pain was no better.
The doctor at the hospital thought that there was little or no chance thatthe pain was caused by a metastasis but was typical of a sinus infection so prescribed a slightly different antibiotic. I have been taking these for nearly 5 days with no improvement. I have contacted the hospital and asked if they could do an x-ray or ct scan to try and see what is going on but have heard nothing as yet. I will be getting my next round of treatment on Monday. I just don't know what to do next. Has anyone else had a similar problem? If you have please could you let me know how it was dealt with. Thank you and my best wishes to you all.