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Hello i'm 62, had surgery to remove lung carcinoid (1.5cm) in 2007. Still go every yr for ctscan. Why? Will the tumour recur? Million thanks.
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Dr. Hatem Asad
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Carcinoid tumor
Carcinoid tumors should be monitored like any other lung tumors.
Therefore it is recommended and follow up on patients for 5 years after surgery, in order to consider the patient as disease free.Even after that carefull attention and follow up can be done after the five years.

In brief: Carcinoid tumor
Carcinoid tumors should be monitored like any other lung tumors.
Therefore it is recommended and follow up on patients for 5 years after surgery, in order to consider the patient as disease free.Even after that carefull attention and follow up can be done after the five years.
Dr. Hatem Asad
Dr. Hatem Asad
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Dr. Barry Sheppard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It could
If your lung carcinoid was a "typical" carcinoid and removed when only 1.
5 cm in size your 5 year disease free survival is greater than 95% but not 100%, because 4% have recurrence. That is why your doctors are following the national guidelines for follow up of lung cancers, even though your lung cancer has the lowest risk of recurrence of all the lung cancers. Thank them.

In brief: It could
If your lung carcinoid was a "typical" carcinoid and removed when only 1.
5 cm in size your 5 year disease free survival is greater than 95% but not 100%, because 4% have recurrence. That is why your doctors are following the national guidelines for follow up of lung cancers, even though your lung cancer has the lowest risk of recurrence of all the lung cancers. Thank them.
Dr. Barry Sheppard
Dr. Barry Sheppard
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Dr. Arold Augustin
Internal Medicine
In brief: Lung cancer
The short answer: the cancer can recur.

In brief: Lung cancer
The short answer: the cancer can recur.
Dr. Arold Augustin
Dr. Arold Augustin
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