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Over one million people get cancer each year. About 1 out of every 2 American men and 1 out of every 3 American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime.

Anyone can get cancer at any age; but about 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people age of 55 and older. Cancer can be found in Americans of all racial and ethnic groups, but the rate of cancer occurrence varies from group to group.

Depending on the type of cancer, the stage of the cancer, and other factors such as your age, health status, and personal preferences, there is a number of treatment choices. The three major types of treatment for cancer are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Depending on the type and stage of the cancer, two or more of these types of treatment may be combined at the same time or used after one another. Surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment. It also plays a key role in the process of diagnosing cancer and finding out how far it has spread.

The surgeons at CHRIAS typically perform cancer surgery laparoscopically using minimally invasive techniques.