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Air Leak After Surgery
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Hi everyone, My dad decided to go ahead with his surgery and not get a second opinion at Sloan.  His original surgery was September 29th.  The surgeon removed the lower lobe of his left lung and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LeeMy49 Oct 18, 2010.

My Dad Newly Diagnosed
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 I would be grateful for some advice regarding my dad's diagnosis and the treatment he will need.  I will start with a quick overview of the last two weeks. My dad's doctor ordered a urinalysis and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarge Oct 15, 2010.

 

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LeeMy49 replied to DonnaJ's discussion Air Leak After Surgery
"Please, see another DR."
Oct 18, 2010
ACavalier replied to DonnaJ's discussion Air Leak After Surgery
"Hi. Sorry about all the problems your family is facing. I had an air leak and after a week they sent me home with a chest tube/bag that I had to wear for a month until it was completely healed. That part was some of the worst actually times because…"
Oct 18, 2010
Sarge replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Donna: I was diagnosed w/Stage IIIA NSCLC 18 months ago. My Medical and Radiation oncologists worked together for concurrent chemo and rads, as the tumor was inoperable. They also had CT, Brain Scan and PET Scans done initially. The chemo was…"
Oct 15, 2010
AmyLCA replied to DonnaJ's discussion Air Leak After Surgery
"Wow, that's a lot to deal with. :-( Where has he had the surgeries? I can understand not wanting to go back in for a third surgery, and I'd feel better about it if I felt confident that i was dealing with a very experienced surgeon. And by…"
Oct 13, 2010
GADawg/MOD replied to DonnaJ's discussion Air Leak After Surgery
"Hi Donna, I'm sorry I don't know anything about air leaks. Is your dad still in the hospital? My first instinct is to say to take him to another thoracic surgeon or pulmonologist for a second opinion before putting him through another…"
Oct 13, 2010
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Air Leak After Surgery

Hi everyone, My dad decided to go ahead with his surgery and not get a second opinion at Sloan.  His original surgery was September 29th.  The surgeon removed the lower lobe of his left lung and he came out of surgery with a "substantial" air leak.  Two days later the doctor came into his room and stated he wanted to go back in to fix the leak.  He said my dad was healthy otherwise and did not want him to stay in the hospital and possibly pick up something else. Said he would probably be able…See More
Oct 11, 2010
DonnaJ replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Thanks for all of your replies. They are greatly appreciated. My dad decided to go ahead with his original doctors in Dayton and had his lung surgery last Wednesday. They removed the lower lobe of his left lung and we were told they got clear…"
Oct 4, 2010
Lobsterman-Dave replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Donna, I just saw your post so this may be a little late. I have nsclc and am in stage 2b, where it has not spread to my nodes. I was hospitalized 17 days with my third bout of pneumonia in May, where I almost died with 106 fever. Within the…"
Oct 2, 2010
GADawg/MOD replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Yayy for your attitude, Pam! You hang in there!"
Sep 16, 2010
Pam Boles replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"AWWWW 5 years!!!!! That is awsome!! Shoot, made my eyes water. were going on our 5 month, almost gave up a few times only because I listened to Doctors. Im determined to find the cure for his Cancer I dont care what any Doctor have to say. As long…"
Sep 16, 2010
GADawg/MOD replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Pam, your story sounds similar to my mom's. She was diagnosed by complaining of a headache, where they found two brain tumors and then after that found the tumor in the lung. Took her to Johns Hopkins for a second opinion. My mom had brain…"
Sep 16, 2010
Pam Boles replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Hello Donna, Im as well sorry to hear about your dad. Im also in Ohio trying to cure my husband of NSCLC advanced stage 4. Found out May 28th 2010. He started having bad headaches for 3 weeks straight, then passed out hitting the floor at 6 feet…"
Sep 16, 2010
John H MOD replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Donna, welcome. I am an eleven yr 3A NSCLC survivor. I have been through chemo, radiation and surgery. I have had my 2lower lobes of my right lung removed surgically.  lobes removed from my right lung.  I would recommend getting a…"
Sep 15, 2010
GADawg/MOD replied to DonnaJ's discussion My Dad Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Donna, sorry to hear about your Dad. I would say GET THE SECOND OPINION! It never hurts to get one, it can only add to your information. Especially if you live close by, I would urge you to get it. My mom lives in GA, when she got diagnosed, I…"
Sep 15, 2010
DonnaJ posted a discussion

My Dad Newly Diagnosed

 I would be grateful for some advice regarding my dad's diagnosis and the treatment he will need.  I will start with a quick overview of the last two weeks. My dad's doctor ordered a urinalysis and when the results showed microscopic blood in the urine he sent my dad to a urologist. Urologist ordered a CT scan and did a cystoscopy.  He told my dad that day it was bladder cancer but that he also saw a lesion on the lower portion of his left lung.  He then sent him to an oncologist who set him up…See More
Sep 15, 2010
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