Surgical Oncology

Surgical oncology is a specialty that focuses on the surgical treatment of a variety of tumours. Surgery is used to diagnose stage and treat cancer, and to manage certain cancer-related symptoms. Surgeon discusses the surgical options that are best suited to the patient. Eligibility of the patient for surgery depends on factors such as the type, size, location, grade and stage of the tumour, as well as general health factors such as age, physical fitness and other coexisting medical conditions of the patient. For many patients, surgery will be combined with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy before or after surgery to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence. The nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and naturopathic clinicians work together with the surgical oncologist to support healing and quality of life for the patient The reconstructive surgeons perform procedures to restore the body's appearance and function when needed, at the time of surgery or following surgery.

Advantages:

Surgical removal of the cancerous tissue is an effective treatment option. Onco surgeries help achieve the same

FAQs

Who is a surgical oncologist?

A surgical oncologist is a general surgeon who spent an additional two years developing expertise in the management of cancer patients. Surgical oncologists are specifically trained to integrate surgical therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan.

Do I need a biopsy to determine the tumour type before surgery?

Your surgical oncologist may decide a biopsy is necessary before offering a recommendation for treatment. Biospy is a gold standard to confirm malignancy.

What will happen after surgery?

After surgery, you will be taken to the Recovery room where the nurses will monitor your condition as you recover from the anaesthesia. Once you meet specific recovery criteria, you will be ready for discharge.

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