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Microwave and Radiofrequency Ablation of Cancer

At time when the cancer cannot be removed from an organ like the liver or kidney, it can be destroyed by heating up the tumor using microwave energy or radiofrequency energy.

During this type of treatment, a few small needles are placed within the cancerous tissue and surrounding normal tissue adjacent to the tumor. The microwave or radiofrequency energy is utilized to heat up the tissue surrounding the needle and the tumor is burnt off.

Ask your physician if your tumor will require this type of treatment.

Last Updated: 6/17/14