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Is it unusual for a lung cancer patient to have surgery with no radiation?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ideally we woul like to do surgery on lung cancer which means the cancer was resectable.
In these cases the disease will be early stage and not require further therapy.

In brief: No

Ideally we woul like to do surgery on lung cancer which means the cancer was resectable.
In these cases the disease will be early stage and not require further therapy.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Early stage lung cancer is often treated by surgery alone.

In brief: No

Early stage lung cancer is often treated by surgery alone.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends on stage

Early stage lung cancer (stage i and ii) the standard therapy for the physically fit patient is upfront surgery.
If there is cancer found in the lymph nodes after the operation, than adjuvant chemotherapy may be indicated (adjuvant = after surgery). If all of the tumor was removed, radiation is not generally required.

In brief: Depends on stage

Early stage lung cancer (stage i and ii) the standard therapy for the physically fit patient is upfront surgery.
If there is cancer found in the lymph nodes after the operation, than adjuvant chemotherapy may be indicated (adjuvant = after surgery). If all of the tumor was removed, radiation is not generally required.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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