The purpose of this study is to test a different way of doing surgery for lung cancer in subjects who have small tumors with no evidence of spread. Recent studies have questioned whether removing a larger portion of the lung containing the tumor offers much better control of the cancer than removing a smaller section of the lung. The purpose of this clinical trial is to look at whether removal of a small section of lung (called a sublobar resection) is equal to a lobectomy (a larger surgery which takes out an entire section or ‘lobe’ of the lung, or about one-quarter to one-half of one lung, depending on which lobe is taken out). This clinical trial will be studying the overall effects (good and/or bad) of a sublobar resection (smaller segment of your lung) compared to a lobectomy (entire lobe of your lung).
Requires one visit prior to surgery and follow-up visits up to 7 years after surgery (total of 9 follow-up visits). Each follow-up visits will
require a chest xray and CT scan.