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A 48-year-old member asked:

How soon after lung cancer lobectomy can i go back to work?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
It depends: It depends upon the type of surgery and whether there are any postoperative complications. Speak to your surgeon.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 21 years experience
Agree: There are multiple factors that only you and your surgeon as a team can determine. Some important considerations will include: 1. What is your job? 2. What kind of operation did you have 3. What if any complications did you have 4. What medications are you taking after surgery? Ultimately, choose a surgeon you trust, so you will follow his/her instructions after surgery.
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A 52-year-old member asked:

How long will I need to wait after a lung cancer lobectomy before going back to work?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on what a patient does for a living, and what type of surgery they had. If someone had vats, then they should not lift anything > than 20lbs for 1 month. If they had a thoracotomy or "big cut" then no lifting > 20lbs for 2 months. If a patient's work requires driving or operating heavy machinery, then return after they are off narcotics. Otherwise return to work when comfortable.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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