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Cancer Surgery: A Helpful Overview to Know

The first step in developing a cancer treatment plan is called staging. This is the medical process where your doctor determines how much cancer there is, if the cancer has spread, and where it is located. Next, a biopsy is likely performed, meaning a part or all of the cancer is removed and examined. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains this process as well as what to expect from various surgical procedures.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 03:32. Last Updated On: 2017-06-30
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Supriya Jain, Dr. Helen Maliagros Scott . Review date: May 26, 2017
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