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How can surgery treat AIDS-related cancers?

Surgery is one possible treatment for AIDS-related cancers, including cervical cancer and anal cancer. A doctor may use surgery to remove a tumor. If the cancer has spread, you may need surgery to remove the surrounding tissue. For example, in some cases of anal cancer, the surgeon may need to remove part of the colon, rectum, and anal canal and attach a colostomy bag to collect waste.

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