Certain types of cancer are treated most effectively by simply removing the tumor surgically. Surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment and can also have an important role in diagnosing and staging cancer. Advances in surgical techniques have allowed surgeons to successfully operate on a growing number of cancer patients. Today, more limited (less invasive) operations are often done to remove tumors and to try to preserve as much normal function as possible.
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