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laser surgery

The use of an intense light beam (a laser) that works like a knife to cut or remove tissue.

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…

laparoscopic surgery

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

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….

reconstructive surgery

Surgery to rebuild an area of the body that has been damaged….

stereotactic surgery

Surgery done using a computer to guide the surgeon….

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….


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…

breast conserving surgery

Surgery to remove part of the breast. Also called a lumpectomy.

endoscopic surgery

A type of surgery for cancers that can be accessed through the nasal cavity. Tissue is removed using an endoscope and no surgical cuts need to be made.