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RFA would probably best be used for 2-4 separate lesions in different lobes. If there is a single tumor in one lobe then a lobectomy probably makes more sense.

It also *might* make sense for someone who has poor lung function.

One of the important things about surgery is to get a negative margin. There has to be enough cancer free tissue around the tumor removed for it to be sucessful. This insures that all the tumor is actually removed.

I would also think that if one's lung function is VERY poor then maybe RFA would be used to spare one's lung function.

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