Surgery is the primary treatment of choice in many early-stage cancers. Removal of tumour by surgery is a fast and the most effective way to eradicate the disease. Our surgical oncologists are highly experienced and trained for difficult cancer surgeries. They play a vital role in every sphere of cancer care; from diagnosing, staging, treatment, following up and supportive care.
To start treatment, our surgeons access the tumour directly by FNAC or perform needle biopsy under image guidance for tissue diagnosis. This gives biological knowledge and correct staging of the disease. Complete staging helps to plan further treatment and forecasting expected outcomes and the overall result of treatment. A better understanding of tumour biology and revolutionary developments in radiation oncology and medical oncology has enabled a shift from radical surgery to lesser radical surgery with an emphasis on preserving organs, their good functioning and post-operative morbidity. Our nutritionists, physiotherapists and clinicians work together to support healing and improving quality of life.
Sentinel Lymph Nodes Biopsy
Identification and removal of sentinel lymph nodes helps to plan the extent of axillary of lymph nodes dissection and unnecessary lymph nodes dissection can be avoided to prevent complications following surgery, especially lymphedema of the arm. This technique is also useful in head and neck cancer, melanoma and gynaecological malignancies.