Cancer Surgery is performed to remove cancer and repair the afflicted part of the body. Surgery is one of the main modalities in cancer treatment though it is needed occasionally even in diagnosis. There are several goals to cancer surgery and one of the main aims of the intervention is to remove the primary tumour. It is also used to remove metastatic lesions in other parts of the body. Debulking surgery is done when the cancer cannot be removed completely and so its size is reduced making other modalities like chemotherapy more effective. The other use of surgery in cancer is reconstruction after a part has been removed. Cancer surgery is usually performed in conjunction with radiation, chemotherapy, biological or immunotherapy and hormonal therapy
Jacobs Hospital conducts surgical treatment for cancer by an experienced team of surgeons (including Onco, Plastic and General surgeons).
Surgery is one of the oldest methods of treating cancer and remains effective even today. At Jacobs Hospital the best strategy is chosen and individualized for each patient and appropriate consultation or referral is made accordingly.