Lung metastatic cancer



i was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 3 years ago. It had spread to the lymph nodes and I underwent surgery and chemotherapy.


I have recovered well since my treatment ended and am tolerating Tamoxifen fairly well. 


However, for the last 4 weeks ago I have had a persistent cough. It coincided with a cold but while that only lasted a few days the cough has continued. I am planning to go to walk in clinics c but feeling terrified and like a fraud in equal measure. I don’t feel ill and this worry is the last thing my family need. 


Can anyone provide a more context around around their symptoms of lung metastasis? And how will I be tested? 


Thank you x

Hi BeccaJB

Thanks for posting. Hopefully other Forum users will reply to your query soon. If you have any questions or concerns, you can also phone our breast care nurses. The Helpline is open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and Sat 9am-1pm, the number is 0808 800 6000. We’re closed for the bank holiday and open again on Tuesday morning.

Best wishes


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I was just wondering how you got on? I noticed there was no response to your question. It would be great to hear that all was OK after checking your lungs and the cough.


Hope you are well ?

Metastatic lung malignancy treatment centers around controlling disease development and mitigating side effects. In the event that the malignant growth has spread, it tends to be hard to dispose of it from the body totally.

Treatment choices rely upon the kind of lung disease, the area of the metastases, medications completed previously, and an individual’s general well-being.

Choices include:

Chemotherapy or natural treatment: This is typically proper if the malignant growth has spread to more than one region of the body.

Radiation treatment: A specialist may demand this if malignant growth has spread to only one zone.

Laser treatment: The malignancy care group may utilize lasers to consume with extreme heat some portion of a tumor, which might be hindering an aviation route.

Different prescriptions: These location explicit side effects as they emerge. Models incorporate steroids, muscle relaxants, and painkillers.