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  1. Okay, your surgery is scheduled. This post is meant to provide you with information and tips to prepare for thoracic surgery, what to do in the hospital, and when you return home. I’m hoping that the information here will alleviate some of your anxiety and fears. You can do this; you will get through it! Be open to the support of family and friends as well as the folks here at Lungevity. We are here for you. Pre-Surgery o Eat healthily, get sleep, and also do some physical activity. It might just be walking, but the better your body works before surgery, the more quickly i
  2. Hello all, I am new to the forum and pretty new to the cancer world. I have experienced very little with cancer as my loved ones that have been diagnosed in the past were older and chose not to be treated. My boyfriend (45 years old) started having "allergies" in Feb 20. By April 20 he had signs of sinusitis but refused to go to the doctor. May 20 he started wheezing etc when he coughed. Mid May he felt so bad he stayed in bed all day and finally agreed to go to an urgent care that evening. They diagnosed him with pneumonia/suspect COVID (he ended up being negative). He quit smoking tha
  3. I was recently diagnosed and my pulmonologist is pretty awful. He referred me to a surgeon but told me they might decline to do the surgery because my lung function is low. (39%). Has anyone had surgery like this with similar numbers?
  4. This post is just to demonstrate use of tags. Peace Tom
  5. Going thru the check list of what I need to do. Any advice on things I should or shouldn't take with me to the surgery? Following Doctors orders to the letter (almost). Should find out what time surgery is tomorrow. Right now all I know is its Tuesday and I'm third in line. Still not too stressed but expect to be by this time tomorrow. Thanks all Peace Tom
  6. Hello friends, After reviewing my PET & CT scans taken in April & reviewing with multi-disciplinary cancer team, my thoracic surgeon has scheduled my lung surgery on Wednesday, May 22, at 11:50. Game plan so far. Step 1 - perform a "robotic-assisted wedge resection & lymph node biopsy" of the small nodule in my middle right lung that lit up on the PET at a rather high level (SUV 6.3). Because the needle biopsy in Apr failed, we have to get to this one to biopsy it on the spot. If it is cancer, he'll excise nodule & lymph. Step II - examine two considerably
  7. Hello, A CT scan revealed a 5cm mass and 9mm lymph node in my mom's right middle lobe. My mom had triple negative breast cancer 13 years ago. The thoracic surgeon has recommended removal of middle lobe with no biopsy. His rational is: PET scan is informative but not 100%, esp as to lymph node involvement, if it turns out to be an infection then you'll have had a potentially unnecessary surgery but if it is cancer then you'll be glad you didn't waste any time. He thinks it unlikely it is breast cancer mets. Does this sound like reasonable approach? With lung cancer, is
  8. Here is the weekly clip report: Cure “Lung Cancer Care Becoming More Personalized and Trials will Too” https://www.curetoday.com/articles/lung-cancer-care-becoming-more-personalized-and-trials-will-too Cancer Therapy Advisor “Lurbinectedin Receives FDA Orphan Drug Status for Recurrent Small-Cell Lung Cancer” https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-nsclc-lurbinecedin-fda-oprhan-drug-status-treatment/article/786009/ U.S. News – Health “What to Know about Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines” https://www.nga.org/governors/addresses/ Healio “Minimal
  9. Hi, I am 62, male. I smoked 7 years, when I was in my 20's, then stopped for 35 years now. My father passed away in his 50's from lung cancer. I had pneumonia in October, 2017 and was hospitalized for 2 weeks in another country in Asia. They treated me with 3 kinds of antibiotic and I was well enough to come back to US. I bought back the X-rays and CT-scan they did in a CD with me. But the CT is not clear because the pneumonia was not fully cure when taken. As soon as I came back, I called my primary doctor for follow up. He asked me to do an X-ray (11/20/2017), and it showed '
  10. I just read Tom G's comment in another topic about pain when flying after lung surgery. I'll be flying soon for the first time after my surgery and I wonder what other people's experience with this is. My surgery was less extensive than Tom's. It was a lower right lobectomy done laparoscopically in November. My flight is long, coast-to-coast. Advice and input appreciated!
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