Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

     Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a ground-breaking treatment option for patients with liver tumors and painful metastatic bone tumors. RFA is a medical technology that uses heat to destroy tumors in a less invasive way. 

    RFA is now FDA approved for soft tissue tumors, like DSRCT.

    RFA is now an option for other tumors that are smaller than 7 cm.

    (4/8/05) My opinion is that in some cases,  precision radiation therapies like IMRT, SBRT, and the Cyberknife might be a better option than RFA since they are less invasive.   Link

 

LINKS

National Institutes of Health (NIH):  RFA Tutorial   LINK

Rita Medical Systems: RFA Tutorial   LINK

Mayo Clinic: RF Ablation for liver cancer   LINK

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center : Liver Tumor Treatment Options   LINK

Liver Cancer Network : RFA info   LINK

Cancer Treatment Centers of America : Radiofrequency Ablation info    LINK

RadiologyInfo.org : RFA for liver tumors   LINK

 

   

 

 

 (12/25/04)  I received this tip about treating liver tumors: 

     Bert Berkson, MD, PhD, Univ. of New Mexico, Las Cruces, can pretty much regrow your liver with about 3 weeks of daily IV therapy using alpha-lipoic acid.    http://www.bioimmune.com/services/articles/details.asp?id=115

http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/Berkson.htm

     There is a hyperthermic ablation process (or RFA)  to eradicate those liver mets.  After they are popped, Bert can regenerate the liver in record time.  Take a look at this link on hyperthermic ablation:  http://www.ritamedical.com/

 

      

     I am not a medical or health professional.  Information in this site has been gathered from numerous sources and is for research purposes only.  I do not guarantee the accuracy of any information in this site.    Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor     DSRCT      www.DSRCT.com