Surgical Oncology

Surgery forms the first line of defense in combating cancer in many cancers, and surgical oncology deals with the excision of malignant tumour growth from the body. The expert medical professional in surgical oncology is known as Surgical Oncologist.


The extensively trained surgeons in the medical speciality remove tumours, surrounding tissues, and lymph nodes to treat cancer. Surgical oncology is a boon to patients diagnosed with early cancer stages. These minimally invasive or invasive methods aid in faster relief from cancer symptoms and facilitate further treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.

Who Needs Surgical Oncology?

Surgical oncology may help patients during the early stages of cancer or more advanced. Surgery is needed to prevent cancer and to remove tissue that is precancerous or likely to become cancer.

There are different types of surgeries:

Curative: Where the tumour develops in just one place and surgical oncology can get rid of it completely. The patient may need chemotherapy or radiation therapy before or after.

Debulking: Where it's too dangerous to remove the complete tumour and only a part is removed, and the rest is treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Supportive: Oncologists use this type to help other cancer treatments to work well.


  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Complex pancreatic
  • Cranial base
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic gynecological

No, surgery is not a treatment mode for a few types of cancer including leukaemia or lymphoma. As these cancers usually spread throughout the body and surgical oncology cannot remove all cancer cells if it has spread to different regions.

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