Surgical Treatment

Surgery is the oldest form of treatment for cancer but is not a procedure offered at Canopy Cancer Care. Surgery offers the greatest chance for cure for many types of cancer, especially those cancers that have not yet spread to other parts of the body.
People often will only see a surgeon for the surgical treatment of cancer.  If other treatments are thought to add benefit you may be referred to an oncologist.  If chemotherapy treatment is required you may be referred to Canopy Cancer Care by your surgeon.
 
Preparing for surgery
Both you and your doctor need to prepare before surgery to make sure you have the best chance for a good outcome. For your part, this involves knowing what to expect (as much as possible) and being comfortable that the decision you’ve made is the best one for you.  Knowing as much as you can about your care plan can help reduce your level of stress.
 
Informed consent is one of the most important parts of your preparation for surgery. It is a process during which you give your written permission for your doctor to perform surgery, after you have been informed of all aspects of the treatment. 
 
 

This page was last updated at 5:26PM on August 27, 2020.