What is cancer surgery?

Surgery means removing tissue from the body. It is one of the main treatments for many types of cancer.

Before your cancer operation

Before your operation, you have tests to check your fitness and you meet members of your treatment team

After your cancer operation

It might help to know what to expect when you wake up after surgery. This will depend on what operation you have. 

Possible problems after cancer surgery

Before your operation your surgeon explains any possible problems, both short and longer term. 

Last reviewed: 
19 May 2022
Next review due: 
18 May 2025