One common treatment for lung cancer is surgery, where a procedure is performed in order to remove the lung cancer and a margin of healthy tissue. Patients have several surgical options, and the type of surgery can depend on a few factors, such as:
- Your overall health.
- The type and stage of your cancer.
- The size of the tumor.
The most common types of lung cancer surgery include:
- Wedge resection. This type of surgery removes the portion of your lung that holds the tumor.
- Segmental resection. This type of surgery removes a segment of the lung’s lobe that contains cancer.
- Lobectomy. This type of surgery removes the entire lobe of the lung with cancer.
Markey’s Lung Cancer team also offers minimally invasive (VATS) surgery, a surgical resection that aims to treat patients without opening the chest. This minimally invasive technique reduces risk of trauma post-surgery. Ask your doctors for more details on VATS surgery.
For more information on the diagnosis, treatment and more of lung cancer, visit our lung cancer information pages below.