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Mesothelial Tumor

Lung Cancer | Last Active: Dec 12, 2018 | Replies (13)

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@islandmama- You're welcome! Have any of your doctors mentioned why you have shortness of breath? The liver is located under the ribs on the right hand side of the body. It lies just below the lungs, under the top of the diaphragm to which it is attached. The diaphragm is the muscle beneath the lungs which regulates our breathing. I would think that anything that changes that and is that close to your lungs would interfere with your breathing because your operations changed the architecture of your chest. Things move around, fill in and reposition themselves. I would expect something to change but whether it has affected your breathing can only be answered by your doctors. Have you had any breathing tests?
I'm sure that all these new cysts and lesions are very worrying. How are you coping?
Did your pulmonologist order the new scans? Maybe she is waiting to see the results so that she has a bigger picture for your January Appointment. If you breathing has changed, gotten worse than I would call her! Please let me know how you make out.

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My shortness pf breath was due to the very large tumor pressing against everything on that side and the tumor on diaphragm which was restricting my breathing . I am doing better now. It took a while since When they scraped the tumor off they have to repair my diaphragm and that caused so much pain it would restrict my breathing.
I will add I was military and lived and worked in WWII buildings and was also exposed to chemicals, I worked with Jet fuel.

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