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Do most cancer patients require an operation to remove the tumor, or is that just in late stages/severe cases?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Usually,the opposite

What makes cancer "evil" is it's ability to spread from its organ of origin elsewhere in the body.
Most cancer strategies are two-tiered, targeting the organ of origin (local rx) and the rest of the body (systemic rx). The mainstay of local rx is surgery, which is most effective before the cancer has spread. Surgery is much less effective in late stages, typically performed to improve symptoms.

In brief: Usually,the opposite

What makes cancer "evil" is it's ability to spread from its organ of origin elsewhere in the body.
Most cancer strategies are two-tiered, targeting the organ of origin (local rx) and the rest of the body (systemic rx). The mainstay of local rx is surgery, which is most effective before the cancer has spread. Surgery is much less effective in late stages, typically performed to improve symptoms.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually Opposite

Surgery is one modality used to treat certain cancers.
In late stage, treatments are for palliation only. They mainly consist of chemotherapy. Surgery is occasionally performed for palliation but not treatment.

In brief: Usually Opposite

Surgery is one modality used to treat certain cancers.
In late stage, treatments are for palliation only. They mainly consist of chemotherapy. Surgery is occasionally performed for palliation but not treatment.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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