i just came back from seeing a Thoracic Surgeon. I have an 11 mm nodule that was 7 mm back in 2009. The surgeon wants to to VATS (video assisted Thoroscopic Surgery). He wants to take out all my lymph nodes wheather I have cancer or not. He said that he will have it 11 mm nodule biopsied and while I am still under he will have my entire lobe removed if the biopsy comes back suspicious for cancer. Shouldn't he have suggested a needle biopsy first? This is a major surgery from what I can gather about it - and he wants to do the procedure even though I have not been diagnosed yet? Has anyone else had VATS surgery. How long were you unable to work? Lots of pain after the surgery? I really would of rathered cyberknife. Thanks, Julie.
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