Glossary Term:

Title

photocoagulation or photoablation

Phonetic

<b>foe-</b>toe-ko-ag-yu-<b>LAY</b>-shun or<b> foe</b>-toe-uh-<b>blay</b>-shun

Description

use of a laser beam to heat up and kill cancer cells. Most often used to relieve blockages rather than to cure cancers. See also ablation.