NEEDS REVIEW BY JOHN and UPDATE - Surgery can be used to both diagnose and treat cancer. Often surgery is the first step in cancer treatment, so you may have already had surgery before now.
Your cancer care team will talk with you in detail about your own care plan and whether surgery is a treatment option for your type of cancer. If you are having surgery for your cancer, you will have the operation performed by a surgeon in a hospital.
You can find more information about cancer surgery by using the related resources on the right side of this page. You can find more information about the places you may have cancer surgery by using the related services on the right side of this page.