Surgery for lung cancer

Surgery explained

Surgery is usually only possible for people with small cell lung cancer when the cancer is found very early and is limited.

  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

    Surgery for small cell lung cancer

    Surgery is usually only possible for people with small cell lung cancer when the cancer is found very early and is limited.

  • General information

    What happens before the surgery?

    Your surgery will be carefully planned to make sure you are well cared for.

  • General information

    What happens after surgery?

    You’ll be monitored very closely after your operation. You will be very tired so it’s important to rest and look after yourself.

  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

    Controlling symptoms of lung cancer

    You may develop other symptoms after your lung cancer diagnosis. There are treatments to relieve these.