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Re: [MOL] Pain



Tom,

My dad has NSLC Stage 3 with a pleural effusion.  He is also taking the
oxycodine medicine which is a long lasting pain medicine commonly used for
patients with lung cancer.  My dad receives other types of pain medicine
which compliments the oxycodine as it takes a while to start working.  Maybe
they can do something similar for your brother.  My dad is not a candidate
for radiation due to his pleural effusion but also has the sore mouth,
belching, and general lack of a appetite.  My mom and I try to make him
things he used to like to have prior to his cancer such as milkshakes,
etc...we often remind him that it's important that he have something to eat
and drink so he can get better.  It's not always the easiest thing to
convince him of but we try to be quite persuasive.  You may want to check
with the nutritionist at the hospital for some ideas as well.  It's
important that he does not loose too much weight.  Take care and best of
luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: <NEW4TOM@aol.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 6:51 PM
Subject: [MOL] Pain


> My brother, diagnosed with Stage 4 lung NSCLC recently started a combo of
> radiation and chemo.  Although he went through his initial chemo with few
> problems, this second round of chemo/radiation is causing painful
swallowing,
> painful burping....killing his healthy appetite because he associates food
> with pain.   Doctors gave him oxycodone(sp) and a mouth rinse that
> anesthetizes his esophagus.   This works a little but not well enough.   I
> don't want him to go too much further so that he begins wasting.  Are
there
> people online with experience treating this kind of pain....or with any
> suggestions.   Help!    Tom, new4tom@aol.com
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