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 8, 2017

Linda Wortman Running Strong in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team, @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

Linda W.

This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.

Twenty percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. Linda Wortman is one of them, and through a newfound passion, she's determined to raise awareness and help find a cure.

This month, as part of International Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Wortman's foundation is hosting races in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona. Money raised will fund cancer research at Mayo Clinic. Although lung cancer causes more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined, it is among the least researched cancers. The Wortmans hope to change that. You can join them on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Rochester, Minnesota; Nov. 11 in Jacksonville, Florida; or Nov. 19 in Fountain Hills, Arizona. (Or make it a trifecta.) Registration information and race details are available on the Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation website.

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