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Published on Jan 13, 2011
Two years after Bonnie Borton's second occurrence of lymphoma, a scan revealed very tiny lesions in her lungs.
Stanford physicians offered Borton a minimally-invasive video-assisted lobectomy, or VATS lobectomy. To remove her tumor, surgeons would make three, one to two inch incisions into her torso, guided by a high grade video camera.
Borton recovered in a few weeks and was back to her daily activities of taking care of her home, tending her garden, and daily 30-minute walks. The only marks of her VATS surgery are three small scars.