Specialized Types of Cancer Surgery
In most cases, cancer treatment depends on your overall health and how well you can tolerate surgery. It also depends on the type and the stage of the cancer, the outlook (prognosis), other available choices, and your personal preferences. Your healthcare provider may recommend surgery as part of cancer treatment to remove tumors or to take out tissue for testing. It may also be done to reconstruct a part of the body affected by the cancer. Your provider may think it is the best way to treat the cancer.
In addition to traditional surgery, your healthcare team may recommend one of several different types of surgery as part of your cancer treatment.