Lungs & Chest

Thoracic & Oncology

The lungs can be affected by a variety of infections as well as benign and malignant tumors (cancer). Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in America. Many cancers are related to tobacco abuse, however, some are not. Surgical removal of lung tumors offers the highest long-term survival. In addition to tumors, the lungs can be involved by infections that may require surgery to treat the infection.

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