Do you have general questions about lung cancer? Post them here! We will reply with links and resources. This forum & site are NOT substitutes for professional medical advice. Please read all site disclaimers and consult your treating doctor about everything you read on the internet.
Please give us some more detail. But to answer your question regarding nicotine. I decided when I turned 55 that I would never kick nicotine but I had to quit tobacco. So now I am addicted to nicotine gum going on 5 years. Best part is if you buy Walmart's generic its cheaper too!
I too was diagnosed with stage 3b lung cancer, squamous NSCLC. I had a local recurrence and am now stage IV. I was a 40 plus year smoker and finally quit. I would not have been able to without the help of BOTH Chantix and the nicotine patch. My husband also quit this way. I never thought I would be able to quit even with the diagnosis of lung cancer I still smoked for a few months. You have to do this for yourself, nobody can make you! I believe you can do it. If I could, you can!! Good luck!!
You've come to the right place, but sorry you need to be here. The folks here share their experiences, hope and strength in regard to this disease. You'll meet folks of all types with different forms of LC (lung cancer), diagnosis and stories on their way through treatment. Can you please tell us more about your diagnosis...what stage is it at? Did you have a biopsy, PET Scan, CT Scan, genetic testing? Do you have a medical team yet and has a course of treatment been decided. Please share all you can and do not be afraid to ask any questions you would like answers to. We're here to help you.