Lung Cancer

Minimally Invasive Surgery May Offer Benefits for Patients with Lung Cancer

“Almost anyone who is a candidate for lung surgery is generally a candidate for minimally invasive surgery,” says Richard Chang, MD, FACS. Newer types of surgery are becoming available for patients with lung cancer that has not spread to other organs.
November 2018 Volume 4 – Lung Cancer
Kristen Chanley

Surgery provides the best chance to cure early-stage lung cancer and plays an important role for patients who have been diagnosed with early-stage non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer. Newer types of surgery are becoming available for patients with lung cancer that has not spread to other organs, allowing patients to have surgery with less pain and with a quicker recovery period.

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