What is Surgical Oncology
As mentioned above surgical oncology primarily involves removing cancerous tumors through surgery. Sometimes a part of a tumor can also be removed to lessen the pain caused by the tumor or make the course of other treatment courses more effective. Surgery also enables the surgeons to see if cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
How surgical oncology can help the treatment of cancer?
Surgery can help cure cancer in many ways depending on the type and stage of cancer. It can be used to remove the entire tumor or part of the tumor, which is called debulking. It helps in preventing a tumor from damaging an organ or the body. In some cases, it is used to ease cancer symptoms.