After the surgery of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule (SPN), when you are discharged from the hospital, and you go home, after that you have to take special care of certain things. Because this time is very important for your health. How you care for yourself, and how careful you are, your recovery depends on this matter.
Here we are going to inform you about how to take care of yourself at home after surgery done for the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. Apart from this, it is also necessary for those who have this problem, but they are taking other remedies without surgery.
For those who have not been SPN, it is extremely important that they go to the doctor regularly for a check up.
- People who have problems with SPN should have chest X-ray or CT scan once every 3 to 4 months in the first year. Should be chest X-ray or CT scan once every six months and for at least five years in a year.
- Such people who have less than one centimeter length of nodules and if they do not smoke then such people are less likely to have cancer. That’s why doctors can increase the time of follow-up time in those people.
Prevention of SPN
The best way to avoid SPN is to avoid the reasons for it. Here we are going to give you information about some similar factors, which can lead to SPN. With this information you can reduce the risk of getting SPN.
Smoking – If you smoke, this increases the likelihood of SPN being lethal.
If you travel to a place where many fungi such as – Histoplasmosis, Kyokidiodymosis, Blastomycosis can lead to infection and if you are at high risk for tuberculosis, then it increases the risk of SPN in you.
For lung cancer, the risk factors associated with the work you do affect you. As such, if you come in contact with asbestos, radon, nickel, chromium, vinyl chloride, and polycyclic hydrocarbon chemicals, then this also increases the likelihood of SPN becoming lethal.
Also know –
Most of the SPN are inhaler, and they exhibit the initial state of lung cancer.
In those people, lung cancer is not spread, after the check, they have a survival rate of 30-50%. At the same time if it has reached the advanced level, the survival rate for five years remains only 5%.
Early stage of lung cancer, which looks like SPN, can be avoided if diagnosed and treated soon.