I have been told I need indefinite chemopheraphy in order to keep my Stage 4 lung cancer tumour from spreading and have had 12 so far. To control the pain I am taking MST Continus Prolonged Release Morphine, Oramorph, and Amitriptyline. Over the last two weeks I have suffered breathing problems and pain in my lung, together with very painful shoulders, difficulty moving or laying in my arms/shoulders and a painful neck. A scan has shown that my lung has filled with fluid, which was drained on Monday but the oncologist is baffled by the pain in my shoulders and neck. I have been booked for a PET Scan to see if the cancer has spread to this area. Has anyone experienced a similar problem, or have any advice on how I can ease the pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated. x
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