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- How does surgery help to diagnose cancer?
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- Some common terms for surgical treatments
- Surgery for rehabilitation
- About anaesthetics
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- What to expect after a major operation
- Returning home
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Sometimes laser surgery may be used to treat cancer. It can also be used to relieve symptoms such as bleeding or an obstruction when the tumour cannot be removed.
Laser surgery uses a device that produces a very thin beam of light in which high energies are concentrated and produces intense heat on contact with tissue. The heat breaks up tissue that is then removed from the body.