gmerz's Journey with Lung Carcinoid Tumor

Patient: Lung Carcinoid Tumor

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 65

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    • gmerz
    • Experience with Lung Carcinoid Tumor
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    Oh No, I came to the Mayo Cllinic to find out why I have hypoxemia and pulmonary hypertension, after being dismissed from my job, now I have no income. During examinations they wanted to do a bronchoscope biopsy of a nodule in my right lung. I had the nodule biopsied in Marietta, twice, one with a bronchoscopy and one needle biopsy, both came back negative. I was on my final visit with my pulmonary doctor, when he told me I had carcinoid cancer. They ran tests to make sure I had no other carcinoid tumors and thank God I did not. They scheduled me for surgery for the following Tuesday at St. Mary's, with a brilliant surgeon by the name of Dr. Cassivi. He and his staff were fabulous. But the on no's keep coming, now I am in Minnesota, they air here is great, and I have to go back to Atlanta, pollen, smog, and humidity, with 1/2 my right lung gone, and still have hypoxemia ( only worse now ) and pulmonary hypertension.