Interventional Cancer Therapies
Thermal ablation of tumours in:
Thermal ablation is performed to treat tumours in lung, liver and kidney. Once the diagnosis of tumour is confirmed, a needle-like probe is guided into the tumour. The tip of the probe contains a microwave generator that increases the temperature within tumour tissue and results in destruction of the tumour. Thermal ablation is used to treat patients with small tumours that originate within the organ (primary tumours) or that spread to the organ (metastasis). The suitability of a patient to receive thermal ablation is evaluated by doctors based on multiple factors and the final decision is taken in discussion with the multidisciplinary team. Thermal ablation usually requires a brief hospital stay.