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|12/4/2011||Hi, my mother was diagnosed with a phyllodes tumor in her lung. It is cancerous. She did a PET scan and CT Scan and a tumor was discovered at the bottom left lung. |
A surgeon did surgery and didn't remove the tumor because he said that if he removed 75% of her lung, she would not have a good quality of life or may have died on the operating table. He said that the tumor was located on both lobes of the left lung. Should my mother have surgery again? What type of treatment can she get for this type of tumor?
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|12/5/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. So sorry to hear of your mother's journey...thank goodness she has you as a strong advocate and a loving daughter!|
We are unable to answer questions regarding lung cancer and treatment as this is not our area of expertise. But as we would recommend with breast cancer, you could seek a second opinion at a Comprehensive Cancer Center in your area where she would be seen by lung cancer specialists. Hope this helps and best wishes!
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