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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 for cancer

... Lasers are also used in a type of surgery called photoablation (foe-toe-uh-
BLAY-shun) or photocoagulation (foe-toe-ko-ag-you-LAY-shun). ...

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

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and ...

... Lasers are also used in a type of surgery called photoablation (foe-toe-uh-
BLAY-shun) or photocoagulation (foe-toe-ko-ag-you-LAY-shun). ...

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