Does Surgery Increase the Risk of Cancer Spread?

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Summary: Even though it contradicts conventional thinking, the facts are undeniable: cancer surgery can increase the risk of metastasis.The surgical removal of a tumor has been the cornerstone of treatment for most types of cancer. The rationale for this approach is straightforward - if you can get rid of the cancer by removing it from the body, then a cure can likely be achieved. Unfortunately, this approach does not take into account that following surgery, the cancer will frequently metastasize. Dr. Mike discusses how to protect yourself before and after surgery.