Surgery offers the greatest chance for cure for many kinds of cancer, especially those that have not spread to other parts of the body. Most people with cancer will have some kind of surgery. Compared to invasive procedures of the past, advanced surgical techniques often reduce the size of the incision, recovery time and the pain associated with both surgery and healing.
At the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, a team of physicians specializing in different aspects of cancer treatment develops a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. Whether you are a candidate for surgery or not depends on factors such as the type, size, location, grade and stage of your cancer, as well as general health factors, including your age, physical fitness and any other coexisting medical conditions you may have. For most patients, surgery is combined with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to help prevent the cancer from growing, spreading or recurring. Other specialists on your care team, such as dietitians and rehabilitation therapists, help to manage any side effects from your surgery and encourage healing.
Our surgeons and surgical oncologists are highly skilled, with special interests in many of the latest surgical techniques and treatments in cancer care.
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