Dr. Jessica Donington, Lysa Buonanno

Lung cancer treatment is changing, thanks to breakthroughs and early detection. However, surgery might be an option for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It typically provides the best chance to cure the disease at this stage.

Do you know the surgical options that are available for lung cancer patients? Understand the basics of thoracic surgery for lung cancer in this Hope with Answers video with patient advocate Lysa Buonanno as she asks questions about lung cancer surgery with Dr. Jessica Donington.

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.