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breast conserving surgery

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


The removal of part of the breast. Also called breast conserving 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…

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

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.

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….

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….

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….