Sarcoidois and cancer

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?My Mum has sarcoidois and has  - after several months worth of tests - has been (by some professionals) diagnoised with lung cancer. The only treatment being offered in the removal of two thirds of one lung and that she might not survive the operation. Has anyone else had this form of operaton in their mid 70s and survivied. 

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    Doctors are required to spell out the risks. Of course people survive but like all surgery it depends on your overall fragility. It does not sound as though mum has many other choices to achieve a reasonable recovery. I am sorry, it must be so hard for you all

    Best wishes

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      Hi broadsword,

      It is hard because you want the best quality of life for your loved ones. Mum is going for the pre op tests again so that will hopefully help make her decision. Bless her she doesn't want to be a burden - as if she could be - we want her to be be well.

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    I had 60% of my right lung excised, the superior and middle lobes, about five weeks ago.   Doctors are required to spell out the risks, usually though they prefer to dwell on the possitives.   I had stage 1A, the 5 year rate of survival after this operation for stage 1A is 49%.   for the next stage the survival rate goes down markedly to around 15%..   Plenty on google about survival rates.
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      Thank you for your response tony, I hope that you are well after your op. I think that it is fear of the unknown but she is going for the pre op tests again so that will give her a clearer picture.
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    Hello Heather

    you are so right, we want the best for loved ones. Stay strong and look after yourself during this difficult time and continue to help mum make the right decisions. These illnesses have a huge psychological impact ( don't I know it ) so try to reassure mum she is not a burden

    Best wishes

    Brian

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