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Will surgery be able to remove all of the cancer? Do I need additional surgery?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ??

That is a question best put to the physicians treating you.

In brief: ??

That is a question best put to the physicians treating you.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: LOCAL v. SYSTEMIC Rx

Cancer rx requires treating both the organ where the cancer originates (local rx) and the rest of the body, where cancer may have spread (systemic rx).
The goal of surgery is to remove the entire cancer, sometimes requiring more than one operation and/or radiation rx to reach this goal. However, this only addresses the local treatment. The only way to treat the whole body is via chemotherapy.

In brief: LOCAL v. SYSTEMIC Rx

Cancer rx requires treating both the organ where the cancer originates (local rx) and the rest of the body, where cancer may have spread (systemic rx).
The goal of surgery is to remove the entire cancer, sometimes requiring more than one operation and/or radiation rx to reach this goal. However, this only addresses the local treatment. The only way to treat the whole body is via chemotherapy.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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