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If you have a cancerous tumor in part of your lung, your healthcare provider may recommend a procedure called a lobectomy. This surgery involves removing the tumor and possibly some of the lymph nodes in the tissues surrounding the lung. Following a lobectomy, it is common for air and fluid to leak from your lung until it is healed.
 
Although you are likely notice an improvement in your symptoms after this procedure, it's important to remember that this may not be a cure. Results will vary from person to person, depending on his or her health, as well as the size, type, and location of the tumor.
 
(For more information on this lung cancer treatment, including potential complications, click Lobectomy.)
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