The cancer is removed along with some of the healthy tissue surrounding it. There are different procedure options depending on the size, stage, and spread of the cancer. The surgeon could remove as little as a small section of the lung to removing an entire lung.13
- Side effects: Some bleeding or risk of infection is possible. Shortness of breath is to be expected but may improve over time. Patients should consult with their doctors about the relevant side effects.13
13. LVNG. Types of Treatments. Available at: https://www.lvng.com/about-lung-cancer/types-of-treatment.html. Accessed: 2 May 2019.