Your surgeon has recommended a TUR-BT to remove a tumor from the lining of your bladder. About half, or 1 in 2 bladder cancers are found early. That means the tumor is still in the lining of the bladder and hasn’t spread.
What is a Female Cystoscopy? Female Cystoscopy is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder to try to determine the cause of a problem that you may be having. Any tissue that your doctor removes from your bladder will be sent immediately to a laboratory for … Read More
What is a Needle Breast Biopsy? Your doctor intends to remove tissue from the breast – using a hollow needle to sample a portion of a lump or thickening in the breast – not because you’re necessarily ill, but because breast biopsy is a very accurate method for analyzing breast tissue. Biopsy is a general term which simply means “the … Read More
What is a Hysterectomy, Uterus Removal? A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus – the organ that holds and protects the fetus during pregnancy. A hysterectomy often involves the removal of other parts of the reproductive system, including the ovaries – where eggs are produced – the fallopian tubes which carry the eggs to the uterus and the cervix … Read More
What is a Modified Radical Mastectomy? Traditionally, a radical mastectomy called for the removal of the breast, surrounding tissue and even the chest muscle below. A modified radical mastectomy is a procedure in which the breast and surrounding tissue are removed, while leaving the chest muscle intact. In most cases, mastectomy is required in order to remove cancerous tissue from the … Read More
What is a Radical Mastectomy? A radical mastectomy is the removal of the breast and surrounding tissue. In most cases, mastectomy is required in order to remove cancerous tissue from the body. The extent of tissue removed is determined by the amount of cancer present in your body.
What is a Myomectomy? A myomectomy is a surgery to remove the fibroid tumors from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be untouched and makes pregnancy more likely than before.
What is a Myomectomy – Vaginal Fibroid Removal? The uterus is part of a woman’s reproductive system – it’s the organ that contains and protects a growing fetus during pregnancy. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow from the inner or outer wall of the uterus. They are quite common – as many as 20% of women over 30 will develop … Read More
What is Dilation and Curettage (D & C) Surgery? A dilation and curettage procedure involves dilating the cervix and scraping some of the endometrium (uterine lining) with a curette to remove any abnormal tissue.
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