Advanced surgical options for cancer
The WellSpan surgical oncology team understands that a cancer diagnosis and the thought of surgery can be overwhelming and is here to offer you and your family the answers and leading-edge treatment you need to move beyond the diagnosis. WellSpan offers surgical oncology services to diagnose, stage and treat cancer and certain cancer-related symptoms.
The goal of surgery is to remove the cancerous tumor, when appropriate. When the surgeon cannot completely remove the tumor, surgery can help to ease pain or remove obstructions that the tumor causes. Whether or not you would benefit from surgery depends on factors such as the type, size, location, grade and stage of the tumor, as well as your overall health, age and any other health conditions you may have.
Your surgical oncologists partner with other specialists in your care, including medical oncology and radiation oncology. At WellSpan, you can be assured that our team will take the time to get to know you and your specific needs and wishes. Our goal is to treat cancer with the most advanced technology and procedures available today, including minimally invasive surgical options.
Examples of cancers treated include:
How We Can Help
The procedures the WellSpan surgical oncology team offers include:
- Adrenal tumor surgery*
- Surgery on tumors of the small and large intestine*
- Pancreas surgery*
- Breast surgery*
- Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery*
- Colon and rectal tumor surgery*
- Esophagus and gastric tumor surgery*
- Melanoma and skin cancer surgery
- Soft tissue sarcoma surgery
- Parotid tumor surgery
- Lymph node surgery
*We offer these procedures for both benign or malignant tumors.
If you are interested in a specific treatment, the WellSpan surgical oncology team will help you explore your options.
The WellSpan surgical oncology team works closely with the broader oncology team to combine treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy for the most effective treatment plan. Your oncology team may recommend that you receive medical oncology treatment before surgery—known as “neoadjuvant”—or they may recommend that you receive medical oncology treatment after surgery—known as “adjuvant.”
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