The treatment of many types of cancer will include surgery to either remove the tumor(s) or to relieve symptoms related to the cancer. Cancers commonly treated by general surgeons include breast, colon, pancreas, lung, thyroid, lymphomas, and skin (including melanoma). Our surgeons utilize the latest surgical techniques including, when appropriate, laparoscopic, robotic, and thoracoscopic approaches, as well as specialized procedures such as sentinel node biopsies. Specific cases are often discussed at Tumor Board, where all cancer care specialties agree on the most appropriate treatment plan. Every situation is unique, and a thorough consultation with a discussion of various treatment options, including risks and benefits, where all questions can be answered, will occur before any surgery is performed.