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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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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

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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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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

Recognize that most nodules are benign scars, not malignant
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Remember to obtain any previous images possibly showing nodule
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Carefully research best options, follow vs. biopsy
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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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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

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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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My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

My sister had a uppper rt lung lobectomy last year ...Has non small cell adeonocarcinoma....Ct scans and pet scans every 3 months...Past 2 recent CT scans plus pet scan are showing an increased pleural based nodular density in the rt lower lobe anteriorly

Could be recurrence: This needs to be worked up - it could be recurrent cancer, or possibly reactive, especially if radiation therapy was performed. See the oncologist and ask for specifics about this finding. Was the pet scan positive in the same area? If so, that raises the concern, but it still could be reactive. ...Read more

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Treating a Collapsed Lung (Checklist)

Visit the emergency department for X-rays and initial treatment
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I take atrovent, symbicort and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer. Can i donate platelets?

I take atrovent, symbicort and pro-air daily since a lobectomy in 2005 to remove a lobe of my left lung d/t lung cancer.  Can i donate platelets?

Probably not.: As a general rule, cancer patients are not used as blood donors or blood component donors. Nevertheless, you may check with the blood bank. It looks like you survived your lung cancer but not knowing the initial staging and cell type and not knowing about recent pet scan status makes it uncertain. ...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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