Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer Treatments
(Also see Cancer / Treatments / Interventional Radiology)
Some patients whose colorectal cancer diagnosis would indicate surgery as a treatment are not surgical candidates due to frailty, advanced age or other health concerns.
Radiofrequency ablation, an interventional radiology (IR) procedure, is a less invasive therapeutic option. This localized and targeted treatment uses radiofrequency energy heat to destroy tumors by heating them from within. Although minimally invasive, IR procedures often achieve the same results that previously required major, open surgery.
Our interventional radiologists are highly trained physicians who use X-ray, ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) imaging to safely guide their work.
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