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radiofrequency ablation

[ray-dee-oh-free-kwin-see uh-blay-shun] also called RFA. Treatment that uses high-energy radio waves to heat and destroy abnormal tissues. In cancer treatment, a thin, needle-like probe is guided into the tumor by ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan. A high-frequency current is then passed through the probe, which heats and kills nearby cells. RFA is sometimes used to treat certain types of tumors in the liver, lung, kidney, and other organs. See also computed tomography scan, ultrasound.

Tumor ablation for liver cancer

... during surgery. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). This procedure uses
high-energy radio waves for treatment. The doctor ...

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

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

... other nearby organs. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). This technique
uses high-energy radio waves to heat the tumor. A thin ...

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

Hyperthermia to Treat Cancer

... Radiofrequency ablation. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is probably
the most commonly used type of local hyperthermia. ...

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

Local treatments for bone metastases

... A common type of ablation, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses a needle
that carries an electric current. The tip of the needle ...

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

Ablative methods for pancreatic cancer

... Radiofrequency ablation: In radiofrequency ablation (RFA) a probe
(like a needle) is put into the tumor. Then radio waves ...

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

Ablative techniques for advanced cancer

... A common type of ablation called radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses
a needle that carries an electric current. The tip of ...

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

Local treatments for bone metastases

... A common type of ablation, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses a needle
that carries an electric current. The tip of the needle ...

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

Ablative techniques for pancreatic cancer

... Radiofrequency ablation: In radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a probe (like
a needle) is inserted into the tumor. Radiofrequency ...

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

Heat Therapy

... In a technique called radiofrequency ablation, very high temperatures can
be used to kill cancer cells directly, but the heat is carefully controlled ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/heat-therapy

Electromagnetic Therapy

... form of low-voltage electrical current or radio frequency are often ... X-rays and
radiation therapy as well as radiofrequency ablation and microwave ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/manualhealingandphysicaltouch/electromagnetic-therapy