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What complications can occur with oncology surgery?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The complications of oncology surgery include infection, pain, and bleeding. You may lose the use of one or more organs if the oncologist sees the need to remove all or part of any of them. Blood clots can occur during the recovery period and can be deadly if they travel to your lungs. You may have trouble moving your bowels or emptying your bladder for a short time after your surgery.

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