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Specialized Types of Cancer Surgery
Specialized Types of Cancer Surgery In most cases, cancer treatment depends on your overall health and the ability to tolerate surgery, the type and the stage of the cancer; the prognosis, or outlook, other available choices, and your personal preferences. Surgery may be recommended 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. Or your doctor may think it is the best way to treat the cancer. I...
Preparing for Surgery
Preparing for Surgery As with any type of surgery, there are certain preparations that need to take place. Determining what preparations are necessary will depend on what type of surgery you have and the type of anesthesia that will be given. The following are considerations for you to discuss with your doctor or surgeon before your procedure: Ask the surgeon to explain the benefits, risks, and expectations of the procedure. Discuss what type of anesthesia will be given and what recovery time is expecte...