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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.

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for non-small cell lung cancer ...

... Next Topic. Radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for non-small cell lung cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treating-radiofrequency-ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat non-small cell lung ...

... Next Topic. Radiation treatment after non-small cell lung cancer.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat non-small cell lung cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/overviewguide/lung-cancer-non-small-cell-overview-treating-radiofrequency-ablation

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 or embolization treatments for pancreatic cancer

... There are different kinds of ablative treatments: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA):
This procedure uses high-energy radio waves for treatment. ...

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

Ablation or embolization for pancreatic cancer | American ...

... Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): In RFA, a probe (like a needle) is put into
the tumor. An electric current is then passed through ...

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

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 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