Chest Surgery

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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Nov 20, 2017

Team Draft's - Superbowl Challenge for Lung Cancer Survivors

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team, @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

Chris Draft Family Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Chris Draft Family Foundation

You may recall a story from 2013, Super Survivor Conquers Lung Cancer, featuring Chris Draft and his families journey with lung cancer. We haven't forgotten about Chris, or his family. In fact, he is now seeking your help. The Chris Draft Family Foundation is seeking lung cancer survivors to participate in the Super Bowel Challenge. The fourth annual Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge kicked off on November 1, 2017. This unique fund raising challenge gives lung cancer survivors the opportunity to raise funds for public awareness and cutting-edge research that is giving new hope to those battling this often misunderstood disease. The top four fundraisers are awarded trips to Super Bowl LII, the NFL Pro Bowl, the Taste of the NFL, and the College Football National Championship. The survivors have an opportunity to share their powerful stories with key individuals with influence from across the country.

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