Axillary Lymph Node Dissection for Lung Cancer

Axillary lymph node dissection for lung cancer is surgery to remove the axillary lymph nodes (lymph nodes in the armpit).

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Lobectomy

A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to diagnose lung cancer or to treat infection, COPD or benign tumors. During a lobectomy, your surgeon will remove an entire lobe of your lung.

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Lung Biopsy

During a lung biopsy, your doctor will remove a sample of tissue from the lungs and send it to a pathologist to evaluate for signs of cancer or other lung disease.

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Lung Segmentectomy

A lung segmentectomy is a procedure that aims to remove diseased lung tissue while leaving as much healthy lung tissue undamaged. During a lung segmentectomy, only the diseased part of a lobe of a lung is removed.

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Pneumonectomy

A pneumonectomy is a surgical procedure that is used to remove your entire lung. It is typically performed to treat non-small cell lung cancer or to treat diseases such a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and tuberculosis (TB).

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Lung Cancer

A sentinel lymph node biopsy, also known as a sentinel lymph node dissection, is a surgical procedure used to evaluate if your lung cancer is spreading into the lymph nodes. During a sentinel lymph node biopsy, your surgeon will remove the sentinel lymph nodes to evaluate for cancer.

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Sleeve Lobectomy

A sleeve lobectomy, also called a bronchial sleeve resection or sleeve resection, is non-small cell lung cancer treatment where a lobe of the lung and part of the bronchi are removed in order to eliminate a cancerous tumor. The goal is to avoid complete removal of a lung.

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Sputum Test

A sputum test, also known as a sputum culture, is a test that your doctor may order when you have a respiratory tract infection or other lung-related disorder to determine what is growing in the lungs.

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