Brendon Stiles, MD, discusses considerations for surgery in lung cancer.
Brendon Stiles, MD, thoracic surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine, discusses considerations for surgery in lung cancer.
Surgery can be curative; however, it’s important to discuss survival expectations prior to opting for the approach, Stiles says. Surgery can also help accurately establish the patient’s diagnosis and stage of disease, says Stiles.
The potential morbidity of surgery should also be taken into consideration, says Stiles. Patient input is another important component that can help ensure the best decision is made for each individual patient.