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Anyone had Pleural Effusion with lung cancer? How was it treated?Lung Cancer | Last Active: Mar 8 7:51am | Replies (23)
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Thank you. I currently have a tenckhoff catheter inserted, draining daily. I had a stable left lung tumor for over 10 years then in Oct 2021 it became unstable with now a diagnosis of pleural effusion. The draining doesn't seem to decrease. I am about 9 weeks in and becoming very frustrated. My tumor is extremely slow growing, but growing in the direction of my spine. I'm Canadian and starting to lose faith in my doctors and looking for a second opinion, possibly Mayo FL. I am very frustrated and scared, not sure if I am being told everything. Had Chemo, but no real change, no radiation as yet and my doctors are not sure if they will, no explanation given either. Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated.