Experiences with Video assisted thoracic surgery experiences

    • teah
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was a biopsy to diagnose nodule. It was cancerous.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • LoraL
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    3 months ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I don't know about you guys (I'm kinda a sissy) but, this really freakin' hurt! Doc couldn't get the tumor because it is attached to...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
    • cheryncp
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung ...
    over 1 year ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Some pain, weakness following surgery but nothing extreme. Did experience a drop in blood pressure that kept me hospitalized an extr...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Cathy6725
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    over 1 year ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Fatigue and chronic cough for at least 8 weeks. 10 weeks now and better energy, still have a cough, but not so bad.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
  1. almost 2 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    After finally getting the ok from my insurance to run a CT scan, a bronchoscopy was ordered. Less than 48 hours later I was in the ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • KatInNM
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung C...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Wedge resection via VATS in 2012. Was much easier than expected and very little pain.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • gijanet
    • Experience with Small Cell, Lung Cancer
    almost 3 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My onc referred me to UTSouthwestern to a doc there who was able to cauterize and freeze the mystery tumor in my bronchial tube. He...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. about 4 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a lobectomy of my lower left lobe, the surgeon also removed 14 lymph nodes in which 7 tested positive for cancer.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • margie1
    • Experience with Lung Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hospitalized for 10 days, lung vac on and off, both wet and dry. Breakthrough pain with epidural and max meds. As she felt better, t...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • NeeNee
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lung Ca...
    over 4 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This is the surgery that was done to get the needed biopsy's. The surgeon performed the talc procedure due to malignant pleural effu...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  3. over 5 years ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was so amazed how fast I recovered from this surgery. This was in 2003 and at that time I had to do some research to find somewhe...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
  4. 7 months ago
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    Video assisted thoracic surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
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