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Surgery is often the first treatment recommended to a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer.

There are several types of surgeries including:


  • Conventional - The cancerous tissue and the surrounding area(s) is removed
  • Laser Surgery - A laser is used to cut through tissue or vaporize cancers inside the body or on the skin without the need for a large incision
  • Cryosurgery - Extreme cold is used to freeze and destroy abnormal cells.  This is most often used to treat external cancers or precancerous conditions.
  • Electrosurgery - Electric currents are used to destroy cancers, typically of the mouth or skin.  A procedure called LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure is used to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix.

There are more options, and researchers continually experiment with new procedures.  Patients should consult their doctor to discuss their specific case.

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