Surgery and Patient Support Services

  • Robert L. DeWittyJr.


Surgery plays a major role in the management of most cancers. This role is divided into two broad categories: diagnosis and treatment. Treatment can be further divided into two main areas: cure and palliation. Each of these will be discussed in the text that follows.


Excisional Biopsy Celiac Plexus Incurable Cancer Neurolytic Agent Intractable Cancer Pain 
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  • Robert L. DeWittyJr.

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