Surgery is performed in the following circumstances:
- The surgical removal of an entire lobe or parts of a lung is the primary treatment for eligible patients in the early stages of cancer. Recurrence is high after surgery, although the new tumor is often operable.
- Some patients with stage IIIA cancer may also benefit from surgery. The intent at this stage is to extend survival time, rather than cure the disease.
- Surgery is not out of the question in rare cases of metastasis when...