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spread the cancer? Support How is surgery done? The way the surgery is done (the approach or technique) depends on the type of cancer, its location, the surgeon’s training, and the equipment in the hospital/operating theatre. Open surgery is…

laparoscopic surgery

Surgery done through small cuts in the abdomen using a laparoscope (a thin telescopic instrument) for viewing. Also called keyhole surgery.

News: Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

…weeks, and these remained equal at six, 12 and 24 months. “Many patients experience long-term complications post-surgery, including reduced urinary and bowel control, erectile dysfunction and elevated psychological distress. “As technology, surgery, oncology, and radiation advances, we hope this will…

News: World first prostate cancer surgery trial

In a world first trial Australian researchers have found robotic surgery for prostate cancer is no more effective than open prostatectomy at 12 weeks after surgery, contrary to widespread clinical advice. Robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer has been rapidly adopted…

minimally invasive surgery

A surgical technique that involves several small cuts instead of one large cut on the abdomen. Also called keyhole or laparoscopic surgery….

News: Regional women bridge the breast reconstruction divide

seeking reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. The joint Cancer Council and Mater Medical Centre study, published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery, is the first to report a significant reduction in geographic distance as a barrier to breast reconstructions. While…

video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

A type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera which is inserted, along with the operating instruments, through separate holes in the chest wall, known as ports….

stereotactic surgery

Surgery done using a computer to guide the surgeon….