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
85
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Treatment name(s)

(Stereotactic Body Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
33
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Treatment name(s)

(Left upper lung lobectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
17
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Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Alimta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
7
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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
5
Tried for
Pain (5) Lung Carcinoid Tumor (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Iressa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4

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) (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Hair loss 63 more
How many evaluations
37
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Treatment name(s)

(Stereotactic Body Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Burn Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 19 more
How many evaluations
17
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Treatment name(s)

(Left upper lung lobectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic pain Hospitalization 10 more
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Tarceva)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Rash or skin problems 6 more
How many evaluations
7
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Treatment name(s)

(Xalkori)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Cardiac Arrest Diarrhea 6 more
How many evaluations
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Alimta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Lung Cancer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Eyes sore Hospitalization
How many evaluations
5
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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)
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)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Sleeplessness 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5) Lung Carcinoid Tumor (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Iressa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Pain in upper back 1 more
How many evaluations
4

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 69
30s 116
40s 338
50s 1,022
60s 1,119
70+ 568

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 41
50-59 years 78
60-69 years 62
70+ years 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,175
Not Diagnosed 299

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