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Carcinoid Lung Tumor (cont.)

Next Steps

Follow-up

After discharge from the hospital, follow-up is conducted for 8-12 weeks for the following:

  • Healing of the wound

  • Development of any complications

After surgical resection of the tumor, follow-up for cancer is conducted in a manner similar to that for other lung cancers.

  • For the first year after surgery, clinical examination along with a chest X-ray should be done every 2-3 months.

  • If no evidence of recurrence is discovered within one year, follow-up intervals are extended to every 6 months.

  • Additional studies, such as CT scan, are only performed if your health care practitioner has suspicion of recurrence of the tumor.

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