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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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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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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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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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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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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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What is the longest time you can live with stage 111 lung cancer and no treatment. Had a lobectomy in April this year. Also have COPD too. ?

What is the longest time you can live with stage 111 lung cancer and no treatment. Had a lobectomy in April this year. Also have COPD too. ?

God only knows: That is a question that no doctor or anyone else can answer for you. There are averages but the best thing is to speak to your oncologist. Also read DrAtul Gwande's book "Being Mortal". ...Read more

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Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node an chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death. ?

Stage 111 non small cell lung cancer. Had lobectomy, cancer in lymph node an chest wall. What are the symptoms when you get closer to death. ?

Wait to Worry: You should not be thinking about death unless your Cancer is growing or spreading(called Metastasis). Most people with growing cancer develop symptoms which will signal that you need to see your doctor for examination. A periodic check up by your doctor can reveal signs of tumor recurrence if there is one. So as long as you get checked periodically or when you have new symptoms, you are doing fine ...Read more

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. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more