Overview Of Cancer Surgery

  • 1. What is Surgery in Cancer? and Why is it Important?
  • Surgery is a standard method of treating cancer. Cancer Surgery means removing the tumour and adjacent tissue during an operation. A doctor who performs Surgery to treat cancer is called an onco-surgeon. Surgery is one of the oldest types of Cancer Treatment. And today, it is still beneficia...
  • 2. When is Surgery Required in Cancer?
  • Surgery is the earliest treatment for cancer, and is also an outstanding choice for cancer care. In addition to removing the cancerous tumour, Surgery can also help confirm a diagnosis and classify the stage of cancer. While Surgery is an efficient treatment for several forms of cancer, the can...
  • 3. Who Needs Cancer Surgery?
  • Whether Surgery is an efficient method of treatment, depends on factors such as the tumour’s type, location, size, stage of cancer and grade. The patient’s health issues including physical fitness, age, and other medical conditions are also considered. Many patients may undergo cancer Surger...
  • 4. How Surgery Works Against Cancer?
  • Common reasons that Surgery is used against cancer include:  Preventing cancer: If you have a high chance of contracting cancer in other tissues or organs, it may be recommended that the doctor remove certain tissues or organs before cancer. For example, if you are born with a genetic disord...
  • 5. How is Cancer Surgery Done?
  • Often, surgeons use small, thin knives, called scalpels, and other sharp tools to cut through the part of the body during operations. Sometimes, Surgery involves cutting through the skin, muscles and even bones. These cuts may be painful, and take some time for recovery. During surgery, anaest...
  • 6. Before, During and After Surgery
  • Before your surgery Several steps may need to happen before a cancer Surgery to ensure that you can undergo Surgery. Consultation with your Surgery team: You must consult the onco-surgeon or medical team before the Surgery. Your Surgery team will perform the following: Check your ...
  • 7. What are the Side Effects of Surgery?
  • Potential complications during Surgery may be due to Surgery itself, the drugs used, and your general health. Broadly speaking, the more complicated the surgery, the higher the chance of side effects. Minor Surgery and taking tissue samples (biopsies) are usually less risky than major Sur...
  • 8. What are the Risks of Cancer Surgery
  • Risk is part of any kind of Surgery. While science and medical technology have made Surgery a safe and effective treatment choice, there is still a chance of possible complications and side effects. However, in many cases, the benefits of Surgery outweigh the threats. This is one of the justif...