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.

  • Surgery to reduce the risk of breast cancer

    If you have a very strong family history of breast cancer, you and your healthcare team may be talking about how best to manage your breast cancer risk. This may include thinking about having both of your breasts removed. Find out more to help you decide what is right for you.

  • Having breast reconstruction

    Breast reconstruction is surgery to make a new breast shape after an operation to remove the breast (mastectomy). 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.

  • 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).