Surgery for stomach cancer offers the best possibility for a cure. In a partial or subtotal gastrectomy, the surgeon removes the part of the stomach that contains cancer. The surgeon attaches the remaining part of the stomach to the intestine. Nearby lymph nodes and other tissues may be removed.
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What is a partial gastrectomy for stomach cancer?
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What procedures help treat testicular cancer?
Testicular cancer may be treated with:
- Surgery to remove a testicle ( radical inguinal orchiectomy ). Nearly all men with testicular cancer have this surgery.
- Surgery to remove lymph nodes in the pelvis and lower back ( retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, or RPLND). This may be used for nonseminoma cancer.
- Surgery to remove other areas of cancer if it has spread in the body. This is done for nonseminoma cancer, either before or after having chemotherapy.
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How will I be protected from light during photodynamic therapy for cancer?
Aurora Health Care answeredFor the photodynamic therapy, you will be admitted to the hospital as either an outpatient or inpatient. You will be taken to the operating room by cart. The room is designed to protect you from exposure to bright light. During the treatment you will wear special laser glasses. If you have general anesthesia you will be taken to a special recovery room with dim lighting.
To protect you from bright light while you are in the hospital:
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- You will be in a special room with shades drawn, lights dimmed, and all bright lights turned off. The switches for the overhead lights will be covered so they cannot be turned on.
- If you are taken by wheelchair to another department for tests or any reason, you will need to wear socks, long pants, long-sleeved robe, gloves, sunglasses, and a broad brimmed hat (or cover your head with a sheet).
- If you are taken anywhere on a cart, your body will be covered with a blanket. Your face will be protected with a thin sheet loosely placed over your head. There will be plenty of room to breathe. It is best to wear your sunglasses whenever you are out of your room.
- If your activity is not limited, your nurse will dim the hall lights after visiting hours in the evening so you can have a short walk in the hallway. Let the nurse know before you leave your room and when you return.
- Your discharge will be arranged for the evening hours. If you must ride in a car during the day, be sure there is no exposed skin.