Left lower lobectomy - Doctor answers
Good prognosis: Prognosis in lung cancer depends on a variety of factors. The overall 5-year survival rate for people with stage 1 lung cancer is 60 to 80%. Recent studies suggest that finding lung cancer early through screening may result in 5-year survival rates of 90% or more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung resection surgery includes partial removal (wedge, segmentectomy, or lobectomy) or whole lung removal (pneumonectomy). Most lung removal, at modern centers, is performed minimally invasive with vats or robotic techniques. In "traditional" centers, lung surgery is more often by ...Read more
The brain has: Temporal lobes on each side, and the region may be associated with speech and word finding. You surely can leave the hospital, but I do not know your 'ability' to walk and function, and what your home situation is. The operation and procedure are onlypart of the story... ...Read more
Why NOT??: There are many areas of medical care that need new personel, and you likely could make numerous contributions. Some education is more arduous than others, but a vocational counselor could point you in the direction appropriate to your skills and current intellect. ...Read more
See below: After a lobectomy, you would have 2 lobes left on the right and one on the left. ...Read more
I had a right lower lobe lobectomy 10 weeks ago and have been struggling with asthma since. Two rounds of steroids have not knocked it out. Thoughts?
Reason: Depends. Anatomic lung resection/lobectomy, is often for lung cancer. Depending on remaining pulmonary reserve, not uncommon to have sensation of short of breath after surgery. In addition, patients with lung cancer often have other injuries to their lungs from smoking. Numerous factors may be causing your symptoms. Recommend discuss with surgeon and pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having dysphagia and midsternal chest pain. Just had a left thyroid lobectomy 4 days ago. Lortab decreases the pain. Thoughts?
Anesthesia ; Surgery: Some medications used during induction of surgery can cause muscle pain, and should start to resolve within 7 days. Also, sometimes the surgeon needs to lean on your chest for proper positioning which can cause postoperative pain. The surgery also involves stretching many muscles in your neck which could account for the dysphagia. Nevertheless you should seek medical attention to confirm this. ...Read more
Mai disease, upper left lobectomy done, in jan. Pain a big thing, another growth 3.7x3 x3.5 taking rifampin, ethambutol, & azithromyacin for 1 month?
Left lobectomy for lung cancer 6 mos ago. Non-contact boxing training with personal trainer. Ok to do to increase oxygen level?
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
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
I take atrovent, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more
Partial lung remove: Lung resection surgery includes partial removal (wedge, segmentectomy, or lobectomy) or whole lung removal (pneumonectomy). Most lung removal, at modern centers, is performed minimally invasive with vats or robotic techniques. In "traditional" centers, lung surgery is more often by thorocotomy (more invasive technique). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one lobe of the thyroid is abnormal on thyroid scan and on ultrasound, and your doctoris worried about thyroid cancer, biopsy of the abnormal lobe is indicated.
If your risk is low, some physicians just remove the diseased lobe and put you on full replacement thyroid hormone for the rest of your life. ...Read more