Surgical Treatment for Cancer

Surgery offers the greatest chance for a cure for many types of cancer, especially those cancers that have not yet spread to other parts of the body. People see a surgeon for the surgical treatment of cancer. They are then referred to an oncologist if other treatments are thought to add benefit.

Most cancer surgery is done at Gisborne Hospital. More specialist surgery will be done at in Auckland or Waikato Hospital in Hamilton.

If you have to travel outside of Gisborne, you will be entitled to assistance and your travel and accommodation will be booked for you – Please see the travel information for more guidelines