Surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment. It is still the first treatment proposed to people in whom a cancer has been diagnosed. This treatment is used in about 80% of cases.
- The principle: It is very simple! Once the tumor is located, you are operated to remove it.
- The expected objective: To eliminate the tumor and the possible cancer cells present in the vicinity of it. “The smaller the tumor, the greater the chances of success”.
In practice: The procedure is performed by a versatile surgeon or specialist in the affected organ. It can be performed under general anesthesia (you are completely asleep) or under local anesthesia (only the