Surgery

This section provides information on the following topics:

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is medicine that keeps a person from feeling pain during medical procedures, such as surgery or other tests that diagnose cancer. There are several different types of anesthesia. The type you receive will depend on the procedure you are having and your overall health.

Reconstructive Surgery

Many people require reconstructive surgery to help restore the function and appearance of a specific area of the body after cancer treatment. This article describes common reconstructive procedures. 

Understanding Colostomies

This article describes the surgical procedure for a colostomy, different types of colostomies, and suggestions for caring for and living with a colostomy.