Dr. Sanderson discusses if non-small cell lung cancer only in the chest requires surgery.
Surgery for non-small cell lung cancer that is localized is usually the preferred form of treatment. It depends, of course, on it’s location and it depends on the general health otherwise of the, of the patient but if a lung cancer can be resected without evidence of any spread, that’s the best hope for permanent cure.
About Dr. Sanderson, M.D.:
Dr. David R. Sanderson, M.D., practices at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in pulmonary care. Dr. Sanderson attended the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He completed his residency and fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.