lung cancer causes some pain and tenderness in the
chest area, so talk with your surgeon about what pain medication is best for
Your ribs will be spread apart for lung surgery, so you may have pain
for several weeks after surgery. Nerves may be injured or cut during surgery.
You may have numbness and tingling in the chest area. This usually goes away in
a few weeks or months. Some people may have ongoing numbness or pain.
Other risks of surgery include infection, poor wound healing,
bleeding, or a reaction to the anesthesia used in surgery. Report any problems
to your surgeon.
May 27, 2010
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
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