• Has anyone had carcinoid tumor of the lung and had a thoracotomy to remove it? Need to see if anyone is going through what I am.

    Asked by Sedonalover on Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Has anyone had carcinoid tumor of the lung and had a thoracotomy to remove it? Need to see if anyone is going through what I am.

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    • afmom9's Avatar
      afmom9

      Hi! My husband was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Lung last July. He had a full thoracotomy to remove a 4+ cm. tumor (and his right lower lobe) as well as an involved lymphnode. I can only relate as a caregiver, but we have started this journey together and will follow it to the end.
      Any questions I can answer, I will do so gladly. Hang in there!

      about 5 years ago
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      afmom9

      Also, there is a FB page called Lovable Lungnoids (http://www.facebook.com/groups/299612686794289/) which is a support group for nothing but this type of cancer by survivors and a few caregivers.

      about 5 years ago
    • Steffenqueen's Avatar
      Steffenqueen

      I had a thoracotamy in early MARCH? HAVE HAD CHEMO AND brain radiation since then. I was dx with small cell lung cancer and had my rt loer lobe removed. Still on oxygen.

      about 5 years ago
    • Harleykitten's Avatar
      Harleykitten

      I am awaiting scheduling of removal of my carcinoid lung tumor (right mainstem bronchus). Just curious how you are doing. Was it central or peripherally located? I am very nervous and scared. Any input you have is greatly appreciated. There is not much info out there on carcinoid lung tumors as it is very rare as you know.

      about 5 years ago

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