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Is Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer Best for You?

Lung Cancer X-RayIf you have early-stage lung cancer, you may want to talk to your doctor about minimally invasive thoracic surgery. If this option is right for you, it typically means less pain and a quicker recovery than with a standard operation.

Thoracic surgeon Daniel Raymond, MD, says he’s able to use minimally invasive techniques around 80 to 90 percent of the time. When it’s right for the patient, it’s the best option, he says.

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