Creating a team of lung cancer experts is important in your lung cancer journey. A thoracic surgeon may be part of the team of thoracic oncologist, nurse practitioners, radiologists, respiratory therapists, palliative care staff, physical therapists, and nurses – all key to delivering your best treatment.
A Thoracic Surgeon will perform the surgery that involves the removal of lung tumors. Depending on the size and location of the lung tumor, the surgeon may recommend minimally invasive surgery or traditional open surgery.
- Know the surgical options that are available for lung cancer patients
- Understand the benefits of surgery for lung cancer and the recovery process, and when it’s appropriate
Hope With Answers Video Series: Thoracic Surgery
Lysa Buonanno, patient advocate, discusses thoracic surgery for lung cancer with thoracic surgeon, Dr. Jessica Donington.