There are five reasons a doctor would use an operation to help cancer patients.


-Diagnosing Cancer: You get an x-ray and they find something and they have to check it out to see if its cancerous or not.

- Assessing the Damage: notice glands in my neck, a tumor on the lymph glands, have to remove the spleen to see if cancer has spread.

- Removing a Tumor: Have to remove the whole tumor which involves surgery and cutting it all out.

- Relieving Symptoms: Sometimes after tumors are removed the symptoms go away
- Repairing Damage: You can get surgery to repair things like after breast cancer it can rebuild your breasts.