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Lung Cancer Surgery

My mother was recently diagnosed with Lung cancer.  It was found on her lower left lung and in her lymph nodes.  The Doctors are doing radiation and planning on Chemo.  They basically told us that this is "not curable" and that this is basically just prolonging the time till she dies.  1-2 years at best, a few weeks if she does not repond to treatment.  I love my mother more than life itself and would do anything to help her.  I was wondering it would be possible to do a surgery to remove the cancerous lung?  Would that help her?  They say its not an options.  However, I would pay for it myself and basically if we go down, I want to go down fighting.  I dont see the point to do the treatments that they know will not cure her.

1.  Is there even a 1in 1000 chance of the sugery working?
2.  Would you reccommened a doctor or instituation where I can get it done for her.

Thank you kindly for any advice.

Jason.
Diagnosis: Type of Cancer?
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Lung Cancer
Date of Diagnosis
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April 29, 2008
Type of Surgery
:  
Lung Cancer
Stage/Size of Tumor
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Stage 3B, 5 inches
Location of Tumor(s)
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Lower Left Lung
Age of Patient/Pre or Post Menopause?
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Post Menopause
Sex of Patient:
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Female
General Geographic Location
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Toronto, Canada
Age of First Pregnancy (If applicable)
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25
Number of Pregnancies (If Applicable)
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4
Have you received hormone replacement therapy?
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No
Please list all of your current medications:
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none
Please describe your alcohol and/or smoking history:
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non smoker or drinker
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why cant they do surgery????  and how is she doing now
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