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Can I have another surgery if my lung cancer comes back?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
6 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on multiple factors: the type of surgery you had originally; is it a recurrence of the original cancer; or is it a second lung cancer.
The best thing to do is talk to your surgeon, and have your case discussed in a multidisciplinary group with surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists.

In brief: It depends

It depends on multiple factors: the type of surgery you had originally; is it a recurrence of the original cancer; or is it a second lung cancer.
The best thing to do is talk to your surgeon, and have your case discussed in a multidisciplinary group with surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Although recurrent cancer is less likely to be localized and therefore amenable to surgery.
If it is a new cancer though, surgery may be an option based on your pulmonary function and the stage of the new cancer.

In brief: Possibly

Although recurrent cancer is less likely to be localized and therefore amenable to surgery.
If it is a new cancer though, surgery may be an option based on your pulmonary function and the stage of the new cancer.
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Dr. Thomas Birdas
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Dr. Savas Mavridis
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It is very important to determine if the cancer is new of recurrence from the previous one! repeat surgery is more difficult and riskier, whether it on the same or the opposite lung! there are many factors that have to be considered! you need to discuss your options with a thoracic surgeon and oncologist.

In brief: Depends

It is very important to determine if the cancer is new of recurrence from the previous one! repeat surgery is more difficult and riskier, whether it on the same or the opposite lung! there are many factors that have to be considered! you need to discuss your options with a thoracic surgeon and oncologist.
Dr. Savas Mavridis
Dr. Savas Mavridis
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