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ablation

[ab-lay-shun] also called ablative therapy (ab-lay-tive). Treatment to remove or destroy all or part of a cancer. It can also mean removing or stopping the function of an organ. For example, removing the ovaries or testicles or taking medicines that cause them to stop making their hormones would be called ablation. Besides surgery and drug treatment, other ways of ablating body tissues and tumors include using extreme heat, freezing, and chemicals.

Tumor ablation for liver cancer

... Previous Topic. Liver cancer surgery. Next Topic. Embolization therapy for
liver cancer. Tumor ablation for liver cancer. ... Radiofrequency ablation (RFA ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/livercancer/detailedguide/liver-cancer-treating-tumor-ablation

Tumor ablation for liver cancer

... Learn About Cancer » Liver Cancer » Overview Guide » Tumor ablation for
liver cancer. Share this Page. Close. ... Tumor ablation for liver cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/livercancer/overviewguide/liver-cancer-overview-treating-ablation

Ablation and other local therapy for kidney cancer | American ...

... Next Topic. Active surveillance for kidney cancer. Ablation and other local
therapy for kidney cancer. ... Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/detailedguide/kidney-cancer-adult-treating-ablation

Ablative techniques for advanced cancer

Putting a needle or probe directly into a tumor and using heat,
cold, or a chemical to destroy it is called ablation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/advancedcancer/advanced-cancer-ablative-techniques

Local treatments for bone metastases

... Ablation techniques. Putting a needle or probe right into a tumor and using
heat, cold, or a chemical to destroy it is called ablation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-local-treatments

Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer

... Local hyperthermia uses very high heat. Local hyperthermia (or thermal ablation)
is used to heat a small area like a tumor. ... Radiofrequency ablation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/hyperthermia

Local treatments for bone metastases

... Ablation techniques. Putting a needle or probe directly into a tumor and using
heat, cold, or a chemical to destroy it is called ablation. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/bonemetastasis/bone-metastasis-treating-local-treatments

Surgery for lung carcinoid tumors

... Ablation. Ablation techniques destroy tumors without removing them. ...
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses high-energy radio waves for treatment. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcarcinoidtumor/detailedguide/lung-carcinoid-tumor-treating-surgery

Embolization therapy for liver cancer

... Tumor ablation for liver cancer. Next Topic. ... It can be used for tumors that are
too large to be treated with ablation (usually larger than 5 cm across). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/livercancer/detailedguide/liver-cancer-treating-embolization-therapy

Ablative methods for pancreatic cancer

... Ablation is treatment that removes or destroys all or part of a cancer This
is an option when only a few metastases are present. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/pancreaticcancer/overviewguide/pancreatic-cancer-overview-treating-ablative-techniques