Oncosurgery may be used to achieve one or more goals. Below are some of the reasons to be taken into consideration as you might develop a need to undergo cancer surgery:
- Cancer prevention
When there is evidence to suspect that you may grow cancer in those tissues or organs, it might be advised that the doctor extract certain tissues or organs before it progresses. Of example, because you have a hereditary disorder called family polyposis, if you have a high chance of getting colon cancer, the doctor can use cancer surgery to extract the colon and rectum.
A type of cancer surgery can be used by the specialist to extract more or part of a tumor — allowing the tumor to be examined under a microscope — to decide if the growth is cancerous or noncancerous.
Breast operation allows the specialist to determine how serious the disease is. Surgery helps the specialist to measure the extent of the tumor and to decide if it is being moved to the lymph nodes. It could take additional tests to identify the stage of your cancer.
- Primary treatment
Cancer surgery is the best chance for a cure for many tumors, particularly if the cancer is located and has not spread. When there is proof that the cancer has not spread, the doctor can prescribe surgery as the primary therapy, to extract the cancerous tumor.
If all of a cancerous tumor can not be extracted — for example, as doing so may seriously damage an organ — the doctor can extract as much as necessary (debulking) to make chemotherapy or radiation more efficient.
- Relieving symptoms or side effects
Sometimes surgery is used to improve your quality of life instead of treating the cancer itself — for example, to relieve pain caused by a tumor that presses on a nerve or bone, or to remove a tumor that obstructs your intestines.
Often the surgery is combined with other treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Whether you opt for further cancer treatment or not, it depends on your cancer type and stage.
The Department of Operational Oncology at Janvi Multispeciality Hospital has a team of globally skilled and certified surgical oncologists for any type of cancer patient surgical care. All types of cancer surgery are performed in state-of-the-art operation theatres according to international standards. A well-equipped postoperative intensive care unit assists the surgical staff for seamless healing for all patients round the clock.