Surgical Oncology

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Diseases Treated

People with cancer may have surgery to prevent, diagnose, stage, or treat cancer; to recreate or restore a part of the body after cancer treatment; or to ease pain or other complications. In cancer care, surgeons use many different surgical techniques, depending on the type and location of the cancer, the goals of the surgery, the patient’s health, and many other factors.

To find out more about the use of surgery for various kinds of cancer, visit Diseases & Treatments, and choose a specific disease.