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.

  • Lung cancer

    Surgery for lung cancer

    There are three types of operation used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.

  • Lung cancer

    What happens before the surgery?

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

  • General information

    Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC)

    What happens after surgery?

    It can be helpful to know what to expect in the days and weeks after surgery.