NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Lung Cancer Screening
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Part 6: Tools
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What type of surgery will I have?
What are the benefits and possible dangers
of the surgery?
What should I do to prepare for surgery? Should I stop
taking my medications? Should I store my blood in case
I need a transfusion?
Are you board certified in thoracic surgery?
Is lung surgery a major part of your practice?
How many lung surgeries do you do per year?
What other types of surgery do you do?
How much will the surgery cost? How can I find out
how much my insurance company will cover?
How long does the surgery last?
Do you test any lymph nodes before surgery?
What will my lung capacity be after surgery?
Will it change my life?
When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
How soon will I know the results and who will explain
them to me?
If I have cancer, how likely is it that I’ll be cancer-free
after surgery? Will I need any other treatment?
Questions about surgery to ask your doctor
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