And operation diagnosis of lung cancer

Written by: Dr. Federico González Aragoneses
Edited by: Top Doctors®

According to experts in thoracic surgery , the sooner the better prognosis lung cancer is diagnosed will. The problem is that the symptoms appear when is already advanced.

snuff smoking The problem of diagnosis of lung cancer is that the symptoms appear when is already advanced. Some of them are pain or coughing up blood. For this reason alone survive more than five years after diagnosis 15% of patients, whereas with the surgery performed in early stages make up to 85% or even 90% of patients. Still, you can never ensure that the cancer does not come, so it is advisable to periodic reviews.


Operation of lung cancer

The intervention of lung cancer is to remove part of the affected lung. Depending on the characteristics of cancer a part of or the entire organ is removed. Depending on the operation that has to be performed there will be some risks or other. They also depend on the situation and age of the patient, and respiratory and cardiac function. Lobectomy (removal of a lobe of the lung), for example, is the most common technique and has a mortality rate of 2%.


Postoperative lung cancer

Postoperative lung cancer depends on the type of intervention that has taken place and whether there has been any complications during this. With the above example lobectomy entry is usually 3 to 4 days, and after 3 or 4 weeks do normal life.

In the case of video-assisted surgery, which is less painful recovery in the early days it is faster.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Federico González Aragoneses
Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Thoracic surgeon with extensive professional experience in the field. He is an expert in lung cancer surgery and surgery of pectus excavatum. He is currently Chief of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Gregorio Maranon de Madrid. For four years he was president and secretary of the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery (SECT), Regent in Spain of the European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS) for 3 years and Secretary General of the Madrid Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery for 3 years. He is currently associate professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1988).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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