Lung cancer is a type of thoracic cancer, which is cancer in any tissue or organ in the chest cavity.
Oncologic disease of the gastrointestinal tract (including liver and pancreas), the lymphatic system, lung, skin, and soft tissues is managed by a group of specialty board-certified surgeons.
These individuals are experienced not only in the most current techniques of surgical tumor ablation or palliation of symptoms, but, because of their backgrounds in general surgery, have a special knowledge of nutrition, fluid management, anesthesia, and other factors that impact on the total care of the cancer patient.
They are experienced in managing patients in critical care units, since some oncologic surgery patients require intensive cardiopulmonary support in the peri-operative period. These surgeons are attuned to the whole patient and know the impact of surgical intervention on a patient, his/her family and work.