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Radiofrequency Ablation

 201-227-6008   |    cancer@holyname.org

Overview

Radiofrequency ablation uses electrical currents to heat and kill tumors, while sparing healthy tissue. Holy Name specialists use X-ray imaging to guide a needle directly into the tumor, transmitting the electrical currents during this outpatient procedure.


Benefits

Radiofrequency ablation uses electrical currents to heat and kill tumors, while sparing healthy tissue. Holy Name specialists use X-ray imaging to guide a needle directly into the tumor, transmitting the electrical currents during this outpatient procedure.

  • Helps control tumor growth or eliminate tumors, often in combination with other treatments.

  • Has a low complication rate.

  • Is often done under local sedation.

  • Is well tolerated - patients may be tired, but they can resume regular activities within a few days.

  • The treatment can be repeated if necessary and combined with other types of treatments.

  • May relieve pain and suffering for many cancer patients.