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Bone Marrow Transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation
A basic understanding of what’s involved in bone marrow transplantation. Why it’s used and possible side effects and complications associated with the procedure....
Cryosurgery Explained
Cryosurgery Explained
What cryosurgery is and how it works. The benefits of cryosurgery for particular types of cancers and its advantages in terms of fewer side effects as well as possible…...
Hormone Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Hormone Therapy for Cancer Treatment
How hormone therapy aims to affect the ability of a person’s hormones to interact with cancerous cells and some of the more common cancers it is used as a treatment…...
Laser Surgery Explained
Laser Surgery Explained
The different kinds of laser surgery available to treat cancer and the purposes of each treatment. Why it can often be the best option in some circumstances and…...
Lumpectomy Vs Mastectomy
Lumpectomy Vs Mastectomy
The type of operation that women are advised to have depends on the stage of their breast cancer - how aggressive it is and how far it has spread. Mastectomy and…...
Lymph Node Removal and What it Reveals
Lymph Node Removal and What it Reveals
Lymph node removal is often done during an operation to remove a cancerous tumour to find out if the cancer has spread and to help cancer staging....
Microscopically Controlled Surgery
Microscopically Controlled Surgery
What is microscopically controlled surgery (Mohs surgery)? What the procedure involves and why it’s one of the most effective methods in the treatment of some types of…...
New Breast Construction Techniques
New Breast Construction Techniques
In the UK, all women undergoing surgery for breast cancer will be offered some sort of reconstruction. There are many options to consider....
Pain Management in Cancer Treatment
Pain Management in Cancer Treatment
Pain management in cancer treatment and the different types of drugs used to treat pain and the various methods for administering them. Possible side effects the…...
Surgery for Gall Bladder Cancer
Surgery for Gall Bladder Cancer
The operation involved in removing the gall bladder in cases of gall bladder cancer is a fairly major procedure that always needs a general anaesthetic and a stay in…...
Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Surgery to remove the prostate gland involves an operation called a radical prostatectomy. This can be carried out using open abdominal surgery, or a keyhole technique....
What is  Electrosurgery?
What is Electrosurgery?
What electrosurgery is and how it’s most commonly used to treat various forms of skin cancer. Why the procedure is successful and what you can expect in terms of the…...
What is a Biopsy?
What is a Biopsy?
A biopsy involves taking a sample of body tissue, rather than a body fluid, and then using it to perform laboratory tests that are used to make a diagnosis....
What is Meant by Palliative Surgery
What is Meant by Palliative Surgery
What palliative surgery sets out to achieve and how it differs from conventional surgery. The role of palliative care and what’s involved....
Who Needs Mole Removal?
Who Needs Mole Removal?
Mole removal is necessary if a mole becomes cancerous. This can happen to any mole on the skin and is classed as a type of cancer known as malignant melanoma....
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