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neck dissection

Surgery to remove lymph nodes and some surrounding structures in the neck, such as muscle, fat or nerves….

pathology report

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….

recovery room

A hospital room for the care of patients immediately after surgery….

supracricoid laryngectomy

Surgery to remove the upper part of the larynx, including vocal cords….

supraglottic laryngectomy

Surgery to remove the upper part of the larynx above the vocal cords (supraglottis)….


A type of surgery. The surgeon opens the chest cavity through a cut on the back to examine, biopsy and/or remove the tumour….

wedge resection

Surgery to remove a wedge or part of a lung, but not a complete lobe….

local excision

A type of surgery for selected small rectal cancers. The surgeon operates through the anus to remove the cancer without cutting into the abdomen.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene

A gene change that increases the risk of getting breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.

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