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What happens when you get video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) if you have lung cancer?

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In video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS), a doctor will insert a lighted tube with a video camera through small openings in the chest. It’s a way to look at the lungs and other tissue, and possibly also do a biopsy.

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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