Angie Daughter of Bill Posted March 3, 2004 Share Posted March 3, 2004 I have yet another question for you guys........Is high blood pressure a problem with lung cancer? My Dad's BP was 215/133 today. I know he was nervous because of his first carbo/taxol treatment today, but this is waaaay too high. (The last three Dr. appointments his BP has been increasing.) I checked his BP at home several hours later and it was still almost that high. His tumor is in the upper left lobe and it is encasing the main pulmonary artery. My mind is running wild here.........but would more occlusion of the pulmonary artery cause a rise in BP?? Seems like it would to me. I didn't get to go with him today...........my little one had a 103.5 degree temperature today.I do plan on calling his oncologist about this tomorrow. (My Dad asks NO questions on his own!!) In the mean time, the Dr. has put him on BP meds and Xanax. Praying that the chemo will shrink things. By the way, he has done extremely well this afternoon. No side effects............not yet anyway. He ate a good supper which I cooked for him. If anyone has had a BP problem arise, or anyone who has an opinion, please let me know. Thanks! Angie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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