• 2016 first diagnosed

    Asked by Twny on Saturday, July 28, 2018

    2016 first diagnosed

    2018 March removal of upper right lung

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • geekling's Avatar


      May I ask how this has affected the quality of your life?

      I have a friend who is about to undergo such a surgery. She was once a respiratory therapist and has convinced herself it is no big deal.

      I hope, for you and for her and for others, her assessment is correct.

      over 2 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      How are you doing, Twny? I have a lot of friends who are mising pieces of their lungs and are doing great. I hope that is true for you as well. I guess the most important question of all is ... did they get it all? And, if I may ask, why did they wait so long after diagnosis to do the surgery? Have you just been under observation for 2 years?

      over 2 years ago
    • LucyO's Avatar

      I had a right upper lobectomy last year. They had to take out the entire lobe because of the location of the tumor. I was lucky. It was caught early. I only experience being out of breathe when exerting myself. I try to walk or do the elliptical a few times a week and my pulmonary function tests are pretty good. Good luck to you!!

      over 2 years ago
    • 2943's Avatar

      How are you? I am battling this. Had upper right resection via vats and robotics. Four months later paratracheal lymph nodes lite up on PET. Clinical trial with Keytruda and then open thoracotomy scheduled. The Keytruda reduced node from 1.8 to .6 in 6 weeks so surgery cancelled. Now gearing up for chemo/radiation. Not fun!!!

      over 2 years ago
    • merpreb's Avatar

      Hello- I am wondering why the wait was so long between diagnosis and lobectomy. I have lost 2 lobes. I am a 21 yr lung cancer survivor.

      over 2 years ago
    • Momg's Avatar

      I had part of my left upper lung removed due to lung cancer. I was able to get back on my feet and walk two miles a day and other activities. My husband had his left lower lung removed. He did pretty good. He was able to walk and work in his garden. Take one day at a time .

      over 2 years ago
    • Amhunt1965's Avatar

      I had my right lower lung removed June28 ,2018 and praise God I walk a mile a day.

      over 2 years ago

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