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pneumonectomy survivors

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Are any of you pnemonectomy survivors having a hard time breathing? I had the pnemonectomy done in 1999, along with a total abdominal hysterectomy for 2 different types of cancer. I am now going through my 4th battle with lung cancer and I am having more trouble breathing than usual. I also have COPD. I find that the slightest exersion and I am gasping for air. Is this common? Thank you Anne Cuozzo

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You may want to consider contacting the American Cancer Society's National Cancer Information Center. Cancer Information Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and may be able to assist you in finding other survivors. They can be contacted at 1-800-227-2345.

I hope this information has been helpful.

All the best,

CSN Dana

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Hi Anne,
New to the site, just had my pneumonectomy done Sept. 2004. I was diagnosed with a "Carcinoid Tumor" in my right lung and it was very large. The decision to take out the whole lung was made during the surgery, so I was not ready for what was next, the shortness of breath, the limited mobility, the dizziness, etc. So, yes it is very hard to breathe now. I hope and pray that you will remember, that the battle is not yours, it's the Lords. Neshel

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