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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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How soon after lung cancer lobectomy can I go back to work?

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

In this case: You need to obey your surgeon! a lot can happen to a person have a thoracic procedure and there is not one answer. Your surgeon know you literally from inside out, and he or she should be your source for this question's answer, not healthtap panelists. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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How long will I need to wait after a lung cancer lobectomy before going back to work?

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

Usually 4-6 wks: But this question is always better answered by the surgeon that operated on your chest. They may have a very good reason to allow you back sooner, or keep you at rest longer. I can promise you they will not mind you asking them! ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Dr. David Cooke
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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What is the recovery time on lung cancer lobectomy?

What is the recovery time on lung cancer lobectomy?

Depends on approach: Generally recovery time after minimally invasive lobectomy either by vats or robot is fairly fast, 2-3 weeks before back to baseline. Longer for traditional open surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Board Certified, Thoracic Surgery
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How effective is a lobectomy for treating lung cancer?

How effective is a lobectomy for treating lung cancer?

Contained: Lobectomy is very effective and appropriate if the cancer is isolated to the particular lobe.sometimes though despite best efforts after surgery pathology may show that cancer is not isolated to that lobe and more extensive treatment needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Cpt surg coder. I am unable to tell if a surgeon did a lobectomy or a segmentectomy. What are the approx sizes using CM of each lobe of each lung?

Size: Not sure that size of the removed lung tissue would be the best indicator of the type of surgery that was performed. The operative report dictation should describe the procedure performed, the anatomy seen, and the described procedure would telll what anatomic structures were transsected. A lobectomy would ligate the vascular & bronchial structures. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.

What is left hyperbole in renal area and possibility of being a cancer have lesion right upper lobe lung have had right mid lobectomy.

Here are some ...: You should get in touch with your treating Doc to discuss the details of your concerns so to best benefit from medical care in considering the clinical complexity & severity of your illnesses. Online guessing & inquiring is definitely not sufficient to address what in mind through a 400-letter space. So, collect the onset, degree, duration, & progress of all your Sx and bring those to your Doc... ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago. Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer. Ok to do to increase oxygen level?

Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago.  Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer.  Ok to do to increase oxygen level?

By all means: I hope your surgery proves a long-term success and I am very pleased you are getting back into exercise. Whatever form you like is probably right for you. As a ringside physician myself, I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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In & out of hospitals for 4 mths.No doctor can diagnose.has fluid thats been drained from right lung and it is back.docs say lobectomy.please help?

In & out of hospitals for 4 mths.No doctor can diagnose.has fluid thats been drained from right lung and it is back.docs say lobectomy.please help?

TALK TO SPECIALIST: Pleural fluid in other words fluid around the lung initially is drain by way of a needle (thoracentesis). If it reaccumulates a draining chest tube might be placed and then sealed with talc or other medication. This is called pleurodesis. Treatment depends on the cause, talk to a Pulmonologist & Cardiothoracic surgeon to review your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Clayton Hess
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Have lung cancer but was in remission with lobectomy 4 yrs. ago. now new lesion on liver is this mets.?

Have lung cancer but was in remission with lobectomy 4 yrs. ago.  now new lesion on liver is this mets.?

Work up required: There is a list of possible diagnoses for a new liver lesion, which includes recurrence and spread of your lung cancer, but also includes many other possibilities that are non-cancerous. A full-work up (a doctor's visit with interview, examination, and testing), possibly requiring biopsy, would be needed. ...Read more

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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


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Lobectomy (Definition)

The right lung is made up of the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. The left lung is made up the the upper and lower lobes and a portion that is called the lingula. A lobectomy is the removal of ...Read more


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