Role of Surgery in Cancer Treatment
Cancer surgery / Onco Surgery / Surgical Oncology is an important part of cancer treatment. It is basically extirpation of tumor along with margins and draining lymph nodes.
It the main treatment for early-stage cancer, be it Breast, Oral (mouth), thyroid, Gastrointestinal or Gynecological cancers. Majority of times, the cancer can be adequately controlled with surgery and patient is not subjected to chemotherapy and / or radiation. The mutilation, morbidity and loss function is minimal at early stages. Surgery can also be done by minimally invasive or robotic means.
AOHC Advanced Breast Cancer Program
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are considering surgery, you should speak with your doctor about all your options, including OBCS. While OBCS may not be right for every patient, it may be an option worth considering if you would like to preserve the appearance of your breasts following surgery.
Patients should talk to their doctor about all treatment options before deciding on salvage surgery. The decision to undergo salvage surgery should be made carefully, as it is a major procedure with significant risks. Recovery from salvage surgery can be long and difficult, but many patients are able to return to a good quality of life after treatment. Our study suggests more than 60% disease control after 2yrs in oral cavity salvage.