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Pneumonectomy and the Operating Room - Radon

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  • Pneumonectomy and the Operating Room
    Anesthesia is given before a pneumonectomy, and the operating room will have blankets in case you feel cold. This eMedTV page explains various things you may see or hear in the operating room, like monitors, tables of instruments, and beeping sounds.
  • Pneumonectomy Complications
    Although they are typically uncommon, pneumonectomy complications can occur during or after this surgery. This eMedTV page highlights both minor and major complications, and lists factors that can affect the chances of these problems occurring.
  • Pneumonectomy Expectations
    In terms of recovery, pneumonectomy expectations depend on factors such as overall health and age. This eMedTV Web page discusses common expectations with regards to symptom relief and other results, as well as other factors that can affect this.
  • Pneumonectomy Information
    If you are looking for information on pneumonectomy, this eMedTV article is a great place to start. It talks about why the surgery is performed, what to expect, and more. Also included in this article is a link to more detailed information.
  • Pneumonectomy Recovery
    After a pneumonectomy, once your doctors feel that you are recovering as expected, you will be sent home. This eMedTV page explains what will happen after the surgery and offers tips to ensure a successful pneumonectomy recovery.
  • Pneumonectomy Risks
    What kinds of risks are associated with pneumonectomy? This eMedTV article has the answer. It gives a brief overview of this topic, with examples of both major and minor complications. Also included in this resource is a link to more info.
  • Pneumonectomy Surgery
    This eMedTV resource explains in detail what happens during a pneumonectomy surgery and discusses what happens afterwards. The surgery typically involves many steps, such as anesthesia, breathing tubes and catheters, and opening the rib cage.
  • Pneumonitis and Tarceva
    This article from the eMedTV site talks about the risk of developing pneumonitis while taking Tarceva. A description of pneumonitis is given, as are instructions on what to do if this potentially dangerous side effect occurs during treatment.
  • Possible Conversion to Pneumonectomy
    As this eMedTV article explains, if your lobectomy is converted to a pneumonectomy, the surgeon will remove more than one lobe of your lung, or even the entire lung. This article explains why a possible conversion to pneumonectomy would occur.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Doxorubicin
    You should not take doxorubicin if you have severe liver disease or a severe arrhythmia. This eMedTV resource lists other precautions and warnings with doxorubicin, such as potential drug interactions and an increased risk of heart problems.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Gemcitabine
    Gemcitabine may potentially cause lung damage or make some people more susceptible to infections. This eMedTV page offers other precautions and warnings with gemcitabine, including other side effects that can occur and people who should avoid the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Mechlorethamine
    Some people may develop infertility from using mechlorethamine. This page of the eMedTV Web library outlines warnings on how to safely use mechlorethamine, with a list of precautions for people who may have a high risk for serious complications.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Nicotine Lozenge
    Be sure to store your nicotine lozenges out of the reach of children. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed list of other safety precautions with the nicotine lozenge, including warnings of potential side effects and drug interactions.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Paclitaxel
    During a paclitaxel infusion, you may develop low blood pressure, high blood pressure, or a slow heart rate. This eMedTV resource lists other important precautions and warnings with paclitaxel, including a list of those who should not take the drug.
  • Preparing for Lobectomy
    This eMedTV page discusses common steps in preparing for lobectomy, like not smoking, eating, or drinking before the surgery. This page also talks about finding out when and where to arrive and what to expect on the day of the surgery.
  • Preparing for Pneumonectomy
    This eMedTV page lists the steps necessary in preparing for a pneumonectomy, like not eating or drinking before surgery. In addition, your doctor will explain when and where to arrive and what to expect the day of the surgery, as well as afterwards.
  • Productivity
    As much as you'd like to deny it, smoking takes a toll on work productivity for many people, particularly if you smoke at work. Even if you don't take smoke breaks or smoke during work hours, you'll likely lose productivity due to increased sick days.
  • Radion
    Radon is a colorless, natural gas that is present in nearly all air and breathed in daily. This eMedTV page explains where high levels of radon accumulate and covers the risk of long-term exposure to this gas. Radion is a common misspelling of radon.
  • Radon
    Radon is a radioactive gas that usually exists at low levels outdoors. This eMedTV article discusses the increased risk of lung cancer that is associated with long-term exposure to high levels of radon, especially when combined with cigarette smoke.
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