By Dennis Thompson 

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) — More patients are choosing radiation therapy over surgery to treat their early-stage lung cancer, but a new study argues they might be making a mistake.

People who are good surgical candidates for lung cancer appear to have a five-year survival rate that’s 15 percentage points lower if they opt to have radiation treatment instead, according to findings presented Monday at a meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, in Los Angeles.

“It seems like surgical patients get a real benefit in long-term survival, and you see a real separation in the…


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