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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: Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

…Hospital and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, and funded by Cancer Council Queensland, found that the advanced robotic technology also offered a safer and minimally invasive option for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Robot-assisted surgery for prostate cancer has been rapidly…

invasive lobular carcinoma

A cancer that started in the milk lobules but has spread into the normal breast tissue around it.

invasive ductal carcinoma

A cancer that started in the milk duct but has spread into the normal tissue around it.

invasive cervical cancer

Cervical cancer that has spread deep into tissues at the primary site (cervix), and/or to other parts of the body.

invasive breast cancer

Cancer that has spread from the lining of the breast ducts or lobules into the surrounding breast tissue.

non-invasive breast cancer

Cancer that is confined to the ducts or lobules of the breast….

laparoscopic surgery

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

Research snapshots – Hospital characteristics and outcomes after oesophagogastric cancer surgery Narendra 2020

…Fawcett J, Leggett B, Leggett C, Tian K, Sklavos T, Smithers BM. Hospital characteristics associated with better ‘quality of surgery’ and survival following oesophagogastric cancer surgery in Queensland: a population-level study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020. doi: 10.1111/ans.16397. Read more

breast conserving surgery

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