If you have cancer – or your doctor thinks you have it – it is possible you’ll need some type of surgery. It’s natural to worry about having an operation. But you can take comfort knowing modern surgery is often less invasive and more effective than ever in helping rid your body of cancer.
Surgery is often used to treat or cure cancer. But it can also diagnose, stage and even prevent cancer. Some people need more than one kind of surgery, including procedures to:
Some people with cancer need “conventional surgery.” This is what most of us think of when we picture surgery. It refers to a surgeon making one or more cuts into your body.
But today there are many other surgical techniques used to treat cancer. Most need less cutting, and cause less pain, scarring and other side effects. Mercy offers most of these newer techniques, including:
The type of surgery you’ll need will depend on several factors. These include the location and size of your tumor, and whether it has spread.
If you’re nervous about cancer treatment, you’re not alone. But you can take comfort knowing Mercy is by your side. We’ll provide the support and encouragement you need to get through surgery, recovery and beyond.