Surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment and, for most patients,
is part of the curative plan. It is used to diagnose, stage, and treat
cancer and certain cancer-related symptoms.
Our experienced surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and will
discuss appropriate surgical options that meet your individual needs.
Whether a patient is a candidate for surgery depends on a variety of factors,
such as the type, size, location, grade, and stage of the tumor, as well
as general health factors, such as the patient’s age, physical fitness
and other medical comorbidities. For many patients, surgery will be combined
with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy
or hormone therapy. These may be administered before surgery (neoadjuvant)
or after surgery (adjuvant) to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence.