Surgical Oncology

Surgery is the removal of the tumor and often some of the tissue around it. In some cases, the surgeon will also remove lymph nodes. Surgery is the main treatment for many types of cancer. It can also be used with other types of cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Side Effects of Surgery

Side effects of surgery depend largely on the size and location of the tumor and type of operation, as well as, the overall health of the person before surgery. Below is a list of potential side effects. Talk to your doctor to learn more about the specific side effects of your surgery.

  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling weak
  • Pain