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I have right lung pancoast tumor with weakness. Are there any natural supplements to help cure the disease ?

I have a right lung pancoast tumor- have gone thru radiation and chemotherapy- in remission right now- 1st rib destruction- still having lots of shoulder, shoulder blade , and right arm pain and weakness, insomnia , fatigue- are there any natural supplements to help - have been thru all the pain medications oxycocodone to morphine. Also have shingles on right palm since January- I am female age 55
Asked On : Sun, 19 Jun 2011
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Hi Lynn. Thanks for your query and for using health care magic.

I understand exactly what you are going through as one of my uncles also had Pancoast Tumor. As you know, Pancoast Tumor arises from apex of the lung and spreads outwards and destroys the surrounding structures. These structures include
1. 1st and 2nd Rib - You have got 1st rib
2. Lower Brachial Plexus - which causes weakness
3. Cervical Sympathetic Chain
4. 1st and 2nd Vertebrae

Pain is usually relentless.
I am afraid, there are no natural supplements which will help you i this situation.

The best way to treat pain is Radiotherapy.
You can also consider undergoing Nerve Root/Brachial Plexus Block which will give you good pain relief. It did help my uncle.

God Bless You
Hope this answers your query.

Thanks and Regards

Answered: Mon, 20 Jun 2011
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