The type of surgery you might have depends on where in the lung your cancer is, how big it is, and your general health.
There are different types of surgery and these are done by specialist lung surgeons.
Before your operation, you have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team.
You have a general anaesthetic so you can't feel anything during the operation. This sends you into a deep sleep.
After a big operation you wake up in the intensive care unit or a high dependency unit.
Most people feel weak and lack strength for a while following surgery for lung cancer.