Hi, I'm new to this forum. My mom was just diagnosed with lung cancer yesterday, and the doctors say she will need surgery to have a third of her lung removed, midsection. They also say the prognosis looks good, like it may be a slow-growing tumor that is still encapsulated in the lung. So hopefully surgery will remove everything and this cancer hasn't spread.
I'm wondering if anyone here has gone through this surgery? What did it involve--did the sternum need to be broken to get to the lung? How long did it take for you to recover to the point where you could get back to your normal way of life?
Sorry that I haven't had a chance to much research this on my own yet. I'm still trying to get past the initial shock of the news, and I'm a bit in a daze. She's had colon cancer seven years ago, and I was hoping this would be news I'd never have to hear again.
I just want to know what I can do for her to help her recovery time be peaceful, comfortable, and quick.