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    larry asked a questionLung Cancer

    cancer cells are in the lining of my lungs, can surgery be performed?

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      collinsb01

      I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lungs. Surgery was not am option since there was no primary tumor. Condition was found because I had a pleural effusion. I had 12 treatments of carboplatinn with a progression to 3 small tumors. Then 3 trtmts of taxotere - 3 tumors shrunk slightly. Will reevaluate after 6th taxotere trmt. Thet are still talking no surgery. PS..I was given a low survival time - it's been 12 months already!

      about 5 years ago
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      collinsb01

      CORRECTION: I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lungs. Surgery was not am option since there was no primary tumor. Condition was found because I had a pleural effusion. I had 12 treatments of carboplatin AND TAXOL. Had a progression to 3 small tumors. Then 3 trtmts of taxotere - 3 tumors shrunk slightly. Will reevaluate after 6th taxotere trmt. Thet are still talking no surgery. PS..I was given a low survival time - it's been 12 months already!
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      about 5 years ago
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      mykidshavepaws

      I believe the source of my tumors are the lining of the lung. I'm newly diagnosed and trying to sort through all this. I was told it was inoperable but plan to obtain a second opinion from a thoracic surgeon specializing in lung cancer. Would like to follow you and see what you learn about it.

      over 4 years ago
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