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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Lung Cancer

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
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Treatment name(s)

(Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
21
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Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
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Treatment name(s)

(Alimta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4) Lung Carcinoid Tumor (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with Lung Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Lung Cancer

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Hair loss Nausea 38 more
How many evaluations
14
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Treatment name(s)

(Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Burn Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 12 more
How many evaluations
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Dry skin 7 more
How many evaluations
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Alimta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lung Cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Small Cell Carcinoma (Small Cell Lung Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleeplessness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4) Lung Carcinoid Tumor (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia Nausea and vomiting
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xalkori)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Edema of extremities Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Tremor(s)
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Lack of motivation
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with Lung Cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Lung Cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 10
20s 57
30s 78
40s 203
50s 566
60s 608
70+ 313

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 883
Not Diagnosed 163

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