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Cancer surgery and surgeons play a key role in many areas of cancer care. In Ontario, over 80 hospitals provide some type of cancer surgery services. Your exact treatment plan and whether or not you need any surgical treatment will be determined based on your type and stage of cancer.

If you are scheduled to have surgery and you smoke, quitting smoking can reduce the chance of complications. It also can reduce the chance of your cancer coming back or getting another form of cancer. For more information and resources, view Benefits of Quitting Smoking for People with Cancer.