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want to know if my friend can get lazer treatment for lung tumor

By Anonymous August 31, 2011 - 7:20am
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Hi Anon,

I think you're referring to Endoscopic tumor ablation using laser: This technique involves removal of the tumor through the bronchoscope, using laser. It is reserved for treating bronchial obstruction caused by the tumor or reduction of the tumor mass prior to surgical resection. This procedure is rarely curative on its own.

Other surgical options include the following:

Sleeve resection: Section of the airway containing the tumor is removed.

Segmental resection: Segment of the lung containing the tumor is removed.

Wedge resection: Small wedge of the lung containing the tumor is removed.

Lobectomy: Lobe of the lung containing the tumor is removed.

Pneumonectomy: Entire lung containing the tumor is removed.


Hope this helps!


August 31, 2011 - 8:12am
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