Surgery: What to Expect | American Lung Association

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Surgery: What to Expect

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Lung cancer treatment can be stressful. If surgery is an option for you, knowing what to expect from surgery can help ease that stress. This animated video explains different types of surgery for lung cancer and provides tips and guidance for patients preparing to have a procedure.

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    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed November 1, 2018.

    Page Last Updated: November 21, 2018

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