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Thoracic Oncology/Surgery

Thoracic oncologists provide treatment, which often includes surgery, for patients with cancer of the lung, esophogus, mesothelioma or other cancers located in the chest.

If the cancer is in an early stage, surgery may be the primary treatment. If the disease is more advanced, patients may be treated with chemotherapy or chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery to reduce the amount of cancer first.