Surgery is used to diagnose stage and treat cancer, and to manage certain
cancer-related symptoms. At Alaska Medical Specialties our experienced
surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and will discuss the surgical
options that are best suited to your individual needs.
Whether a patient is a candidate for surgery or not depends on factors
such as the type, size, location, grade and stage of the tumor, as well
as general health factors such as age, physical fitness and other coexisting
medical conditions the patient may have.
For many patients surgery will be combined with other Cancer Treatments,
such as Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy. These nonsurgical treatments
may be administered before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy) or after surgery
(adjuvant therapy) to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence.
As you begin your treatment journey you will have the opportunity to meet
with all members of the care team.