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The type of surgery you might have 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 lung cancer surgery, the people you’ll meet, and the exercises you need to do.

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take into hospital for your lung surgery, 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 your surgery for lung cancer, including about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

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

Problems after surgery

There is a risk of problems or complications after any operation. Find out what might happen and what to look out for after lung cancer surgery.

Last reviewed: 
07 Aug 2017

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