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  1. Well I got aspiration pneumonia in the other lung that has COPD. If I new this would be the results of it I would have  never had the surgery!!!!  I have always been able to breathe fine and now I can't move from the bed to the chair without gasping for air. I feel that myl ife is ruined  now.

  2. I have a pancoast tumor and the pain in my shoulder is getting worse, On the pain scale I have been giving it a 5 to all the Drs.

    I am in the process of scheduling a lobectomy with the thoracic surgeon this week

    My radiation Oncologist told me to see my primary care physician  for pain meds.

    My chemo Oncologist told me to see my primary care physician  for pain meds.

    And my Thoracic Surgeon told me to see my primary care physician  for pain meds also.

    Being as I rarely see my primary care Dr. and have to make an appt why wont one of the other Drs give me pain med? They keep referring me to my PPC.












  3. Yes I have a Pancoast tumor.

    The Dr. hasn't said any thing about VATS but I will be asking for sure. But with it being so close to the spine and it pushing on the arms nerves I would like the Dr, to have a better view.

    As for a second opinion I am sure they will also say that I have a Pancoast tumor. I dont see any reason to go through the whole diagnosis process again.  It is what it is.

  4. Hi all,

    Living alone, Of course I'm scared.

    The middle of July I went to the hospital because I wasn't feeling well and the E.R. Dr told me he had some bad news and some very bad news. The bad news is had pneumonia and the very bad new was a mass on my right lung. 

    After all kinds of tests, PET scan, CT-scan, MRI and regular X-Rays along with a lung biopsy it was determined I have a Pancoast tumor the size of 5.8cm x 4.8cm x 6.1cm and I am at stage 3A.

    As I wrote above I live alone. I am 55 years old  and my closest relative is about a hour a way. I am going to start chemo once a week and radiation 5x a week, and then surgery.  I hope that I can handle it and still go to work. 

    Thanks to the internet I am extremely afraid of the surgery and what they will be doing along with the pain., I have not made up my mind yet.

    I have been assigned a Patient advisor from the surgeons office and hope that she can help me. I have excellent insurance and they have paid just about everything so far, 

    I would like to know if any one has gone through this on their own and how they did it.

    Thank you.


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