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Arm pain after lung tumour removal

31 Jan 2023 14:27

Hi to all

My name is Deborah and I'd like to share a brief description of my experiences and I'm interested to find out if I'm not alone. In 2020 I was diognosed with bowel cancer. The tumour was sucessfully removed. I think it's fair to say that since then I've become pretty obcessed with bowel movements and my lifestyle and confidence has taken a bit of a 'hit' . However, things are gradually improving, though,carrying toilet paper wherever I go and being close to facilities is always forefront in my mind when going out. Two years later ,following a routine scan, a secondary lung tumour was found. This, along with a third of my right lung was removed. I was warned about the pain levels.... but it was crazy!!!!. All the pain around the immediate chest area has gone but I'm now experiencing extreme right arm pain and I am unable to lift or twist the arm without experiencing terrible 'shooting' pains which last for sometime afterwards. Sleeping is difficult, the throbbing is unbearable. I was wondering if any of you have suffered the same symptoms. In a way, hopefully not, but if you have please share this with me. It would mean a lot to know that I'm not alone. If you have my sympathy!!!!!

Arm pain after lung tumour removal

2 Feb 2023 09:56 in response to deborahc

Hi Deborah,

Welcome to Cancer Chat. It sounds like you've been through a lot recently and I'm sorry to hear of the difficulties you're experiencing with this pain.

If you haven't already then do of course discuss this with your doctor/specialist to see what they suggest and whether you can get some support for this.

In the meantime if others here have similar experience to share then hopefully they'll be along soon.

Wishing you all the best,

Cancer Chat Moderator