Surgical Services are located at Often, surgery is the first treatment for cancerous tumors which are located in a specific part of the body. Once tissue is diagnosed as cancerous, surgery may be used to remove the tumor, or cancerous portion of tissue, from the body. A segment of the surrounding healthy tissue is also removed to aid in the ultimate goal, which is complete removal of the cancer.
Surgery is performed by surgeons on the medical staff of Saint Anthony's Health Center. Also, exploratory surgeries, or biopsies, are often used as a means for diagnosing cancer.
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