Benefit vs risk
is a major surgery in which an entire lung is removed.
Like any major surgery, there can be complications - some serious. Risks include bleeding, infection, irregular heartbeat
, blood clots after surgery, & even a heart attack
. However, if you have a serious illness like lung cancer
, the benefit to surgery may outweigh the risks. I urge you to discuss concerns w/ your doctor.
Answer assisted by Brittany Chan, Medical Student