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photocoagulation or photoablation

[foe-toe-ko-ag-yu-LAY-shun or foe-toe-uh-blay-shun] use of a laser beam to heat up and kill cancer cells. Most often used to relieve blockages caused by tumors rather than to cure cancers. See also ablation.

Cancer Glossary

... See also impotence. photocoagulation or photoablation Search
[foe-toe-ko-ag-yu-LAY-shun or foe-toe-uh-blay-shun]. use ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p

Special surgery techniques to treat cancer

... Lasers are also used in a type of surgery called photoablation or
photocoagulation. This means lasers are used to destroy ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/surgery/surgery-special-types-of-surgery

Some things to remember about cancer surgery

... palliative = PAL-ee-uh-tiv. photoablation = FOE-toe-uh-BLAY-shun.
photocoagulation = FOE-toe-ko-ag-you-LAY-shun. pneumonia = new-MOAN- ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/surgery/surgery-add-res

A Guide to Cancer Surgery

... Lasers are also used in a type of surgery called photoablation or
photocoagulation. This means lasers are used to destroy ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003022-pdf.pdf