Who qualifies for a lobectomy procedure?
There are several types of candidates who can opt for this surgery. After examining you and finding out more about your medical history, your doctor will be able to tell you if you are eligible for this procedure.
Patients who require several treatment procedures for the affected outer area of the lung qualify for this surgery. Also, those who are diagnosed in the early stage of non-small cell lung cancer qualify for this procedure.
Patients having a single enlarged pulmonary nodule might be good candidates for lobectomy.
In order to understand if you are one of the eligible patients, your doctor will need to examine you and perform a series of tests.