Lung Cancer (cont.)
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Lung Cancer Surgery
Surgery is the preferred treatment for patients with early stage NSCLC. Unfortunately, a majority of patients have advanced or metastatic disease and are not suitable candidates for surgery after completing their staging evaluation.
Surgery is not widely used in SCLC. Because SCLC spreads widely and rapidly through the body, removing it all by surgery usually is impossible.
An operation for lung cancer is major surgery. Many people experience pain, weakness, fatigue, and shortness of breath after surgery. Most have problems moving around, coughing, and breathing deeply. The recovery period can be several weeks or even months.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/3/2016
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