Cancer surgery is a branch of medicine that deals with cancerous tumours that are at an operable stage. Its main aim is to surgically remove tumours and increase life expectancy.
When do patients need cancer surgery?
- to prevent cancer;
- to see if they have cancer;
- to see how severe it is;
- to treat cancer;
- to relieve symptoms;
- to change the appearance of the body after surgery (in the case of breast cancer, for example).