Surgery For Cancer
- Q How is laparoscopic surgery used in oncology?
Laparoscopic surgery is used in oncology to perform surgery in a less invasive manner, using small incisions. The oncologist uses a laparoscope, which is a tool that allows him to see the inside of your body via camera. The images the camera produces... Full Answer
- Q Why is staging important to oncology?
Staging helps oncologists decide the best way to treat your cancer. It also helps oncologists form a prognosis for the particular case of cancer concerned. Staging draws on current thought about the way that cancer develops and spreads. When staging a... Full Answer
- Q How is robotic surgery used in oncology?
Robotic surgery is used in oncology for surgeries in areas that are hard to access via traditional surgery. A robot performs the surgery, while a surgeon remotely controls it. 3-D images help to guide the surgeon's movements. Robotic surgery is generally... Full Answer
- Q How can drugs used during surgery affect the spread of cancer?
Dr. Arthur Perry, Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryIt has long been suspected that surgery to remove cancers can cause them to spread. It is very possible that the drugs used during surgery can cause cancer cells to grow or activate dormant cancer cells. It turns out that when ketorolac, a pain killer... Full Answer