Every 2 ½ minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer.([FOOTNOTE=Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Lung cancer facts. Lung Cancer Foundation Website. https://go2foundation.org/what-is-lung-cancer/lung-cancer-facts/. ],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) In fact, it’s the second most common type of cancer in the U.S.([FOOTNOTE=American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Receiving a diagnosis is scary. And patients naturally have questions about their condition and treatment. We’re dedicated to providing resources to help answer those questions.
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is fast becoming the standard of care in thoracic oncology. As a minimally invasive surgery, it involves less disruption to muscle and ribs — so patients recover faster.([FOOTNOTE=Cleveland Clinic. Video-assisted lobectomy as a type of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Cleveland Clinic Website. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/17608-vats-lobectomy-overview. Accessed Dec. 2017.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Jackie and her surgeon explored the options for her treatment and decided on VATS.