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Rf Ablation For Cancer Treatment?

I've just been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (ct on christmas eve) and called by doctor on day after christmas. Bummer!

Has anyone had a cancer treated by rf ablation? It is a newer technique used since 2000 or so.

I'm considering it but would like some info on side effects and recovery.

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replied January 29th, 2018
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The therapeutic approach to renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is guided by the probability of cure, which is related directly to the stage or degree of tumor dissemination. More than 50% of patients with early stage renal cell carcinoma are cured, but the outcome for stage IV disease is poor.

Treatment of stage I renal cell cancer may include the following: Surgery (radical nephrectomy, simple nephrectomy, or partial nephrectomy); Radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms in patients who cannot have surgery and / or Arterial embolization as palliative therapy.

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