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Your type of surgery depends on where in the lung your cancer is, how big it is and your general health.

Types of surgery

Read about the different types of surgery for lung cancer.

Preparing for surgery

Find out about what happens before surgery, the people you’ll meet and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make this time less stressful.

On the day

Find out about what happens on the day of surgery, including having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel after your surgery, and learn about your follow up appointments.

Problems after surgery

There is a risk of problems or complications after any operation. Many problems are minor but some can be life threatening.

Last reviewed: 
31 Mar 2014

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