Some people may have ongoing symptoms, such as breathlessness or a cough, or may develop new symptoms during their illness. Treatment with chemotherapy and radiotherapy can help to relieve symptoms but there are also other ways to manage and control symptoms.
You may be referred to a doctor or nurse who is an expert in symptom control. They’re sometimes called palliative care experts.
If you have any new symptoms, always tell your doctor or cancer nurse straight away. Some lung cancers produce hormones or antibodies that upset the body’s chemical balance. These may cause symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick or feeling very drowsy.