Surgery

Surgery involves removing all or part of the cancer with an operation. It is an important treatment for many cancers.

  • Surgery explained

    Understand surgery - how to prepare, what happens and recovery.

  • Having breast reconstruction

    It will help to know how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect when you're recovering.

  • Types of breast reconstruction

    If you have surgery to your breasts you might consider breast reconstruction. There are different types, with different benefits and risks.

  • Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the womb. Different types of hysterectomy can be used to treat cancer.

  • Risk-reducing breast surgery

    If you have an increased risk of breast cancer you might be offered surgery to reduce the risk.

  • Pelvic exenteration in men

    Pelvic exenteration is sometimes used to treat cancer in the pelvis (the area of the body between the hips).

  • Pelvic exenteration in women

    Pelvic exenteration is sometimes used to treat cancer in the pelvis (the area of the body between the hips).

Claire, diagnosed with brain Cancer, hugs Shez, her Macmillan nurse.

Cancer Matters

Ahead of the General Election, we asked Macmillan campaigners and supporters to email their candidates and let them know that cancer matters.

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