Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Page. Chest surgery at Mayo Clinic (also known as thoracic surgery) involves the organs of the chest, but extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway) and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone).
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Originally posted on April 9, 2108
If you've ever had surgery, there's a good chance that you have a partially used bottle of prescription pain medication in one of your bathroom cupboards.
Pain medications known as opioids are often prescribed for a sudden, acute [...]
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How would you show gratitude to someone who saved your life?
One young man flew thousands of miles on Tuesday in a small plane to give thanks in person.
Twenty-two year-old Calvin Page of West Palm Beach, Florida said if [...]
Full story posted at KIMT News on May 21, 2018
Thousand of current and former smokers who should be screened for lung cancer aren't getting checked. That's according to a new study from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Susan Franken, of Rochester, was among that group, [...]
Originally Posted on Mayo Clinic News Center; May 4, 2018
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Every 2½ minutes, someone is told that he or she has the disease.
To help defeat lung cancer and support research [...]
Originally Published April 9, 2018
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients in communities in southern Minnesota and across the state soon will have better access to new cancer treatments and enhanced care delivery, thanks to a new state-funded partnership involving the University of Minnesota, [...]