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    Thanks for the answers. My surgeon is a very good surgeon, but not a very good people person. When I call with questions, I'm told to talk to my family doctor. What does my family doctor know about surgery side effects. Anyway your answers were very helpfull and relieved some unneeded stress.

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      trustingGod

      Hi..
      I was diagnosed with lung cancer the end of September through a visit to the ER..pneumonia ..2 x-rays, spot on my R upper lobe..cat scan..still there..pet scan..confirmed..I had a lobectomy,upper right lobe and a wedge of my 2nd R lobe. They removed 9 lymph nodes and one had cancer in it. I chose to do chemo every 3 weeks X 4...I quit smoking, had a couple slips, it is so hard!!!

      almost 5 years ago
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    quehen asked a questionLung Cancer

    I had an upper right lobectomy 11/11/11 - Is it normal to have abdominal pain near your diaphram and right breast senstivity

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      dearestdeb

      Yes, it is normal. I had a right lobectomy 8 years ago. At times I would get a sharp pain across my front to my nipple. It is much better as time goes on but still sensitive. I think it has to do with the muscle they cut or do something to during the surgery.

      almost 5 years ago
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      BrownCounty

      Just found this website. Your question interested me because I had a lobectomy April and still have pretty bad pain in the same place as you. Has it gotten any better yet. Just wondering what to expect. Blessings on ya

      over 4 years ago
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      ButterBean

      I didn't have a lobectomy, but a right side resection. My right breast was terribly sore after surgery...felt like the surgeon had gone behind my breast with a hand-mixer and just went to town! It was from nerve damage from the surgery. I am 11 months post-op and the breast pain has pretty much gone, just a flare-up occasionally.
      I still have considerable pain, though, along what I assume is the inner incision.

      about 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Other): My biggest problem, other than some shortess of breath, is pain in my abdomin near the diaphram, and breast tendernes, I'm not going anywhere near a mammogram for awhile. Don't know if this is normal.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lobectomy): My lobectomy was done on 11/11/11 - 6 days in the hospital. I thought the pain wasn't bad at all. After 6 weeks, breathing is improving (I also have Asthma and mild COPD). Doctor said no chemo or radiation, only a yearly CT scan for the next 5 years. I restarted my shoulder PT after 5 weeks, and am hoping to return to work 1/9/2012. I'm also following up with a pulmonary doctor.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I had shoulder surgery August 2011. During pre-admission testing, a lung nodule was discovered on the xray. It had actually been there for 6 years, according to a 6 year old xray. Had another xray, a CT scan . I was positive it couldn't be cancer since it had been there for so long and didn't change. About 3 months after my shoulder surgery I had a PET scan. The doctor said it was cancer. I still didn't believe him. The plan was to have surgery - a wedge would be taken from my upper right lobe, if it wasn't cancer - DONE, if it was cancer they would remove the whole upper lobe (lobectomy). I had to have the lobectomy. It was called a carcinoid lung tumor.