5. Surgery for Lung Cancer

  1. Alison Leary
  1. Neil Cartwright and
  2. Aman S. Coonar

Published Online: 3 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch5

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

How to Cite

Cartwright, N. and Coonar, A. S. (2012) Surgery for Lung Cancer, in Lung Cancer (ed A. Leary), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702857.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180757

Online ISBN: 9781118702857



  • Bronchoalveolar cell cancer;
  • Carcinoid tumours and neuroendocrine cancer;
  • Mediastinoscopy and mediastinotomy;
  • Multidisciplinary teams (MDT);
  • Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC);
  • Palliative surgical procedures;
  • Papworth Thoracic Surgery Unit;
  • Pathological diagnosis and postoperative complications;
  • Thoracotomy and resectability;
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Role of the Surgeon

  • Reaching Decisions About Surgery

  • Surgery for Cancers of the Lung

  • The Role of Adjuvant Treatment in NSCLC

  • Palliative Surgical Procedures

  • Carcinoid Tumours and Neuroendocrine Cancer

  • Surgery for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

  • Bronchoalveolar Cell Cancer

  • Postoperative Complications, Rehabilitation Follow-Up

  • The Multidisciplinary Team in Postsurgical Care

  • Summary

  • References