Surgery, radiosurger. Metastatic disease to lung and be treated with surgery or radiosurgery. In the surgical route , open incision whether large incision or laparoscopic/robotic small incision needs to be made. It is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and going to the operating room. With radiosurgery, using cyberknife or other modalities, is done as outpatient using x-rays without need for incision.
If I had surgery to remove metastatic osteosarcoma from my lungs, would I need to have the whole lung removed?
Not necessarily. Because it is metastatic, this surgery is often times "palliative", in other words not curative. A solitary lesion would undergo a wedge resection, removing a portion of the lung. Metastatic disease throughout lung may require total pneumonectomy. In palliative therapy one does not want to disable patient further, . Read more...