Mum has been very lucky in that her cancer has been found at stage T1a N1, pet scan was clear. MDT meeting next Wednesday where they decide best course of action. Today consultant mentioned surgery without chemotherapy beforehand, could mum be in hospital for this operation? Is any preparation required? My mum says she will stop smoking as soon as she knows she got to have operation but I'm worried her lungs won't have long enough to 'recover'.