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Surgery

SurgerySurgery, a procedure that involves cutting into a patient’s body to access parts beneath the skin, is used to treat cancer in a variety of ways, including diagnosis, tumor removal, or to support a child undergoing cancer treatment.

The role that surgery plays in the treatment depends upon the type, location, and extent of the cancer. In some cases, the healthcare team may be able to take out a solid tumor. In other cases, chemotherapy or radiation may be used to shrink the size of a tumor so that it can be removed more easily during surgery.

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Types of Surgery
How Is Surgery Performed?
Preparing Your Child for Surgery
Common Surgical Side Effects
Surgery was last modified: February 8th, 2017 by Geoff Duncan
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