Having a lung removed can be disconcerting, but life can continue fairly normally.
You can still breathe normally with one lung, although if you already had troubles with your breathing beforehand, you may find that you become increasingly breathless. Before deciding on the right treatment or operation, you’ll go through a series of breathing examinations to decide the next steps.
Lung cancer can cause blockages in the airways or in your windpipe, which results in increased breathlessness. Targeted procedures such as laser surgery can provide some relief in these instances.