The use of an intense light beam (a laser) that works like a knife to cut or remove tissue.
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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…
The removal of some lymph nodes in the armpit, to check whether cancer has spread.
The removal of part of the breast. Also called breast conserving surgery.
Surgery to remove the upper part of the larynx above the vocal cords (supraglottis)….
Surgery to remove the upper part of the larynx, including vocal cords….
A type of surgery. The surgeon opens the chest cavity through a cut on the back to examine, biopsy and/or remove the tumour….
A type of laparotomy surgery in which the surgeon looks in the body for evidence of disease or by taking a tissue sample.
The written test results done on tissue removed during biopsy or surgery. It provides information about the cancerous tissue, including its size and location, hormonal status, how far it has spread, surgical margins and how fast it is growing….
A hospital room for the care of patients immediately after surgery….