Profile of Consultant- Surgical Oncologist
- Surgical oncologists perform surgical operations to remove tumours in an effort to prevent death or serious diseases related to cancer.
- Before the surgery is performed, a surgical oncologist works with other doctors to determine whether the cancer has spread from its origin to other parts of the body.
- The more complex or widespread the cancer, the riskier the surgery. The effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy treatment are often dependent on successful surgery, according to Lara Bonner Millar of the Abramson Cancer Centre of the University of Pennsylvania.