Surgical oncology focuses on the surgical management of tumors, especially cancerous tumors.
Surgery is still a main cancer treatment option used for diagnosis, staging and even symptom relief.
As a cancer management method, it involves the physical removal of malignant tumours from the body.
For some tumours, cancer surgery may offer the best chance of cure, especially if the cancer is localised. In other cases, it may be used as a primary treatment in conjunction with other prescribed treatments.