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How does non-small cell lung cancer affect my quality of life?

Non-small cell lung cancer can make it hard to breathe. Shortness of breath can cause anxiety and stress and make it hard to be as active as you may once have been. You may lack energy and feel fatigued. You may struggle with the feelings of grief that can accompany a cancer diagnosis. Your quality of life may suffer due to the physical side effects of cancer treatments, such as nausea, vomiting, hair loss, and fatigue.

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