Carcinoma 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
- 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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