Lung Cancer

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What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancers are generally divided into two main categories: small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). The type of cancer is determined by looking at the specific type of cancer cells that are present.

What is it like to have Lung Cancer?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Lung Cancer and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xalkori)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Alimta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
2
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Data from patients with Lung Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Lung Cancer

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
18
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Chronic fatigue Hair loss 34 more
How many evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (High Dose Rate), Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants), Brachytherapy (Low Dose Rate)) 16 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Acid reflux Burn 7 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Diarrhea Dry skin 5 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xalkori)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Edema of extremities Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Tremor(s)
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Lack of motivation
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Alimta)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleeplessness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Insomnia Nausea and vomiting
How many evaluations
2
See all 52 treatments
Data from patients with Lung Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Lung Cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 51
30s 59
40s 152
50s 407
60s 405
70+ 217

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 408
Not Diagnosed 36

These charts show data from Lung Cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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