Hi Deb, I'm new to the board and just saw your post. I don't know about VATS, a lot of the cancers here are inoperable. Hope your aunt is still doing well, and going for frequent check ups. My Mom did chemo and radiation, never got sick, lost only 5 pounds in 5 months and cancer was gone! Mom's cancer was inoperable, so she had no choice. Glad to hear your aunt is doing so well. You might want to try to "old" message board, I'm sure there is a lot more info there. Love to you and yours.