beach sunrise wrote:Are you a candiate for liver and lymph removal?
Maybe send scan with questions to Dr. Kern and Dr. Plones to see what it takes to be a candidate?
The lung function test is hard. They put the mask on you to read the carbon dioxide I think you are producing and it makes it hard to breath while you are peddling away with all those electrodes stuck everywhere on chest and sides.
Markdale wrote:Hi Rob. i was operated on at st Vincent’s public, they have an accomplished thoracic team. The surgeon that operated on me has a great reputation and works in the St Vincent private hospital aswell and uses the da Vinci robot. They have been known to take on challenging cases.
Sophy wrote:...back in January 2014 I was told that the surgery is only considered feasible when there is no disease except for in the lungs. It doesn't matter if the nodules are causing symptoms so long as they are all inside the lungs.
The surgeon explained this is because after any surgery the body is flooded with growth hormones to heal the damage. This causes mets left outside the lungs to grow faster and makes the situation worse than it would be without surgery. This is also why the second lung needs to be operated on as soon as possible if there are mets in both lungs.
Some other people have had their liver mets and other mets removed prior to the laser lung surgery and have gone on to become long term NED.
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