Question by  Cc74 (25)

I have lung cancer and a mass in my lung. Would this cause constant itching?


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

Cancer itself usually does not cause an area to itch. Sometimes the treatments given will have this side effect such as the chemotherapy might make you have a rash and itch or the radiation treatments as well.


Answer by  Bubba49 (177)

Malignancy of many sites including the lung is known to be associated with chronic pruritus. It may also be caused by various types of chemotherapy and often disappears with therapy.


Answer by  steve12 (342)

This is very difficult to determine, but, the itching could be caused by the disease, in some way. You don't mention where you feel that itching, but the tumor might be pressing some nerves, or other structures, which could cause the itching. The cancer affects many functions even outside it's location, so itching is not excluded.


Answer by  Mary39 (521)

Cancer itself can definitely cause itching. Depending on the tumor, some hormones that are released from the tumor can cause the itching. You may also want to keep in mind if you are on any types of treatment that this may also cause the itching.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Mass in the lungs could not be the cause of your itching. Itching could be due to some skin affection or some food allergy. Sometimes the medicine which you would be taking might cause itching. Consult your doctor and he will be the best person to guide you.

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