Surgical removal of cancerous tissue, along with a margin of healthy tissue, is one of the most common and effective forms of cancer treatment, along with chemotherapy and radiation. Like those methods, surgery may be used alone for some patients or in combination with other forms of treatment. Surgery can also help prevent cancer, by removing precancerous tissues before they become cancerous. And surgery is also frequently used to diagnose and stage certain cancers and to relieve symptoms. Of course, there are always risks with surgery (or any cancer treatment), so HOPE Cancer Center of East Texas works with highly experienced, top-quality surgeons to minimize risks and ensure the best possible outcomes.
For more information on the oncology therapies we offer and coordinate, or to schedule an appointment, call UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center at 903-592-6152.