Before your cancer operation

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

Preparing for cancer surgery

Before your operation, a member of the surgical team will talk to you in detail about your operation.

Going into hospital for cancer surgery

You’ll probably go into hospital on the day of your operation. It might help to think about what you need to take in and sort out a few things before you go in.

On the day of your operation for cancer

You might have a general anaesthetic so you can't feel anything during the operation. This sends you into a deep sleep. 

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