May 10, 2013 - 5:01 pm
my boyfriend just got two Mets removed (wedge resection) in open surgery on the right side of his lung (colon cancer). He has a second surgery scheduled for two mets on the left side in a couple of weeks. He was told today that the surgeons want to take out the upper lobe completely because one met is localized right in the center of that lobe. The surgeons say that they think they need to go that route if they want to treat him with a curative intent. The oncologists in the same hospital would prefer ablation to spare Sa much tissue as possible if they have to go in again.
This is obviously quite confusing. Has anybody got any thoughts on this? In addition, how compromising is it to lose a lobe? He is quite worried about it while I have basically been reading that one won't feel a lot of difference.
Any insight would be much appreciated! Thanks!