What Is the Prognosis of Lung Lobectomy?

Q:
What is the prognosis of lung lobectomy?

A:
The prognosis following a lobectomy depends on many factors. Some of these include which lobe is removed, the stage of the cancer, sex (women tend to do better than men), and how healthy you are in general prior to surgery.

A lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer is the one treatment that may result in a cure. If you will be having a lobectomy it may help to become involved in the lung cancer community, either through local support groups or through the online support communities available anywhere.

There are many people in the lung cancer community who cannot only provide support but help you to understand what those first days and weeks may be like after your surgery.

Keywords: lung lobectomy; prognosis

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