APT Posted July 22, 2020 Share Posted July 22, 2020 My mom underwent a lung biopsy approximately 2 weeks ago, she has stage 4 lung cancer with malignant Pleural effusion of the right lung. Im feeling absolutely terrible at the moment because her pain has just gotten gradually worse since her lung biopsy that we agreed too with her oncologist. My mom wasn't 100% on-board with doing the biopsy but her oncologist suggested it be done, and I firther convinced my mom to have it done. Now I regret it because she is experiencing pain that i would have otherwise thought of going away by now, this is a nightmare. Can the Pleural fluid be traveling elsewhere possibly after an initial lung biopsy? Wouldn't the doctor recommend not to do a biopsy under the circumstance of a malignant pleural effusion? The biopsy approach was just under her right breast. And I'm terrified to think that the needle approach may have caused fluid to travel elsewhere. Not sure if im over thinking all of this, but I can't bear to see my mom in pain this way. I wanted to take her to emergency at one point but she insisted not to go, and that she believes the pain will subside. Has anyone experienced, or has had any family member, or friend deal with this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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