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Surgery

Introduction

Surgery has an important role in the diagnosis and staging of cancer, and offers a strong chance for cure for many types of cancer, especially for cancers that have not spread to other parts of the body. Advances in surgical techniques have allowed surgeons to successfully operate on a growing number of patients. Less invasive operations often can be done to remove tumours while saving as much normal tissue and function as possible.