Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) shrinks and kills tumor cells using heat from radiofrequency energy. It is often used to treat kidney, lung and both primary and metastatic liver cancers. Our Interventional Radiologist use CT or ultrasound imaging guidance to insert an ablation needle into the skin, and heat energy is emitted directly to the tumor to destroy the cancer cells. Scar tissue replaces the cancer cells. The procedure is helpful in relieving symptoms and extending survival.
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