My Mom did and still does have quite a bit of pain...she had the bottom 2 lobes of her right lung removed on 4-15 of this year; as of now it is stage 1 Adenocarcinoma...Unfortunately, she got an infection in the hospital after the surgery and it is now an abcessin the 1 lobe they left on the right side, the left side,thankfully is clear so far...so, lots of problems...We have finally gone to see an Oncologist, as her surgeon and lung Dr. said they got all of the tumor with the lobes removal, and are not sure if they can "clear up" the abcess, well that is not good enough for me!
I mean this is my Mom... And, there is a tumor on her left adrenal gland above her kidney that "glowed" on the PET Scan...so, I got her in with an Oncologist. He also is suspicious of the cancer maybe not being "all gone" so we are re-staging (his words) with a new PET Scan and a new CAT Scan this coming Tues. He also has given her a patch for pain control and a cream that contains amitryptyline and baclofen, which is a special compound to apply topically to her feet and the area on her back which hurts the worst (burning, tingling, "on fire" feeling, like neuropathic pain). We had never heard of this cream, but she has been applying it twice a day for 5 days, and she says her pain is 75% better
. I don't know if any of this helps, but good luck to you. I am just so glad that I "explored" about lung cancer on the net, otherwise I am not sure we would have known to get another opinion...like Jo said, most of the stories I have read about lung cancer say to be so careful as it can spread so easily...