Lung Cancer

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By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

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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
120
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Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants))
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
56
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Treatment name(s)

(Right upper lung lobectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
26
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Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
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Treatment name(s)

(Xalkori)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
9
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Opdivo)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5

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) (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Hair loss 78 more
How many evaluations
57
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Treatment name(s)

(Brachytherapy (Internal Seed Implants))
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Burn Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 29 more
How many evaluations
26
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Treatment name(s)

(Right upper lung lobectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Shortness of breath with exertion 16 more
How many evaluations
13
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Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Acne breakout 18 more
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Xalkori)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Cardiac Arrest Diarrhea 7 more
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Alimta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lung Cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Eyes sore Hospitalization 1 more
How many evaluations
5
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Treatment name(s)

(Gilotrif)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Muscle fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Muscle fatigue
How many evaluations
2
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Treatment name(s)

(Opdivo)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Joint pain
How many evaluations
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 11
20s 77
30s 129
40s 402
50s 1,319
60s 1,574
70+ 842

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 24
40-49 years 64
50-59 years 135
60-69 years 106
70+ years 32

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3,128
Not Diagnosed 437

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