What is Tumor removal / resection?

Category: Surgeries

Most popular types: Stomach tumor removal/resection


Surgical removal of all or part of a tumor.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lipoma(s) 6 2
Growths or tumors (dysplasia) 5 2
Parotid gland tumor 4 1
Acoustic neuroma 3 1
Benign breast tumor 3 0
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans 3 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 6
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tumor removal / resection

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Numbness in face 2
Blisters 1
Chronic constipation 1
Dents in skin due to surgery 1
Difficulty eating 1

Show all 18 reported side effects


Stopped having Tumor removal / resection

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 48
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 8
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2 patient evaluations for Tumor removal / resection

Oct 11, 2012 (Started Oct 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for granular cell tumor)
  • Side effects
    Mild (neck pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: After the surgery I woke up and my neck was somewhat painful due to the position I had to be in during the surgery. The pain lasted for about 3 to 4 days. I had a feeding tube for about 10 days. My snoring and the sleep apnea stoped. I can eat easily now and I put on weight since the surgery.

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Jan 19, 2005 (Started Jan 19, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dents in skin due to surgery, dent in my arm)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: The doctor did not tell me I would have a dent in my arm after surgery. When I did, she said that they could fix it with cosmetic surgery after the radiation and that it would be covered by insurance to do so. After the radiation they denied ever saying that and 6 years later I had a cosmetic surgeon touch it up and smooth it out on my own. The scar will always be there, but I'm not bothered as much by the scar as the dent. The scar is about 4 - 5 inches.

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