Curative surgery is performed to remove cancers from the body. This is particularly useful when the cancerous tumour is confined to a specific part of the body and have not spread/metastasised to other areas. Curative surgery is the primary treatment in many cancers. It can be preceded by neo-adjuvant radiotherapy or chemotherapy (done before the surgery) or followed by adjuvant therapy (after the surgery). Radiation therapy can also be used during an operation (intraoperative radiation therapy).

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