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How effective is a wedge resection for treating lung cancer?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Reasonable

Surgical resection is the best option for lung cancer cure, if the cancer can be removed in its entirety.
The amount of lung to be resected depends on the patients ability to tolerate the removal of a substantial amount of tissue. Breathing tests are performed prior to surgery to figure this out. Removal of a lung, lobe, segment, or wedge can all lead to cure. A lobe is preferred.

In brief: Reasonable

Surgical resection is the best option for lung cancer cure, if the cancer can be removed in its entirety.
The amount of lung to be resected depends on the patients ability to tolerate the removal of a substantial amount of tissue. Breathing tests are performed prior to surgery to figure this out. Removal of a lung, lobe, segment, or wedge can all lead to cure. A lobe is preferred.
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