Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr. David
I am sorry about your surgery issue.
usually surgery is not used to treat carcinoid lung tumors.
usually radiation or sandostatin is used to treat carcinoid tumor
your case should have been discussed in a multidisciplinary tumor board conference before your lung surgery.
did you have a octreotide scan before your surgery? this is the type of scan used for patients who have carcinoid tumors.
did you have a blood test for chromagranin A before or after your lung surgery?
you may just benefit from some radiation therapy to the area of the positive margin to decrease chances of the carcinoid tumor from coming back at the area of the surgery
let me know if you have questions.
that surgeon make a wrong assessment about his surgery with carcinoid tumor
lung removal surgery should not have been done with carcinoid tumor in the lung.
I am sorry about this surgeons wrong assessment.
are you looking to sue the surgeon for not cutting out all of the carcinoid tumor out of your lung?