Jump to content

New lung cancer diagnosis


Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

My mom has just had her surgery and pathology revealed small cell lung cancer of the left upper lobe.  She had the upper lobe removed on March 13th at the UT medical center. Since this date, she developed atrial fibrillation and has thrown two blood clots, one to the right lung and one in her lower extremity.  I am so scared that I will lose my mom over surgical complications. Her cancer was only a 1/cm cancer and negative lymph nodes.  I just don't know what to do or where to turn. My poor Dad is a total wreck. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Melissa,

I gave you my surgical complications in an another discussion forum answer.  

I wouldn't know how atrial fibrillation is related to a surgery.  As my mom aged, she acquired it one day.  Blood clots, in my case, a pulmonary embolism was a side effect of one of my surgeries.  These seem to pair because I suppose the pulmonary system is stressed by surgery and recovery (my guess - not a doctor).  If she has a single tumor and negative lymph nodes, that is very good news.  It is likely a Stage I, early find and surgery ought to do the trick.  I hope she recovers quickly.

Stay the course.

Tom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.