Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Adenocarcinoma of the Bronchus Surgery

For those in which adenocarcinoma has not spread outside the lung, surgery offers the best chance for a cure. Surgery may involve removal of the tumor, or the entire lung.

Two types of surgery for lung cancer include:

  • Wedge resection:
    • Removal of a portion of the lung that contains the tumor
  • Pneumonectomy:
    • Complete removal of one lung

About half of those with lung cancer are not candidates for surgery.

Those who are not candidates for surgery include:

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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