You should talk to your doctor about any and all symptoms and side effects of lung cancer treatment that you experience.

If you have any of the following lung cancer treatment side effects, call your doctor right away!

  • Black or bloody bowel movements
  • Bleeding from your nose or gums
  • Blurred vision
  • Bruising without injury
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Chills
  • Confusion
  • Constipation that lasts more than three days
  • Diarrhea that lasts more than one day
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Intense fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Pain while urinating
  • Pain, redness, swelling or pus at the surgical site
  • Pink or red urine
  • Pounding or rapidly beating heart
  • Progressive weakness
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe depression or anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Tingling
  • Vomiting and not able to keep down fluids
  • Worsened skin reaction

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: October 22, 2021

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