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How can ablation and embolization help with treating colorectal cancer?

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This type of treatment is an option if your colorectal cancer has spread to the liver. It can destroy tumors without removing them. Sometimes doctors use high-energy radio waves or electromagnetic microwaves to kill the cancer. Or they may inject the tumor with alcohol or freeze it with a metal probe. With embolization, a substance is used to block blood flow to cancer in the liver.

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American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about colorectal cancer?;" "How is colorectal cancer treated?;" "Surgery for colorectal cancer;" "Ablation and embolization to treat colorectal cancer;" "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer;" "Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer;" "Questions you may have about targeted cancer therapies;" and "Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

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American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about colorectal cancer?;" "How is colorectal cancer treated?;" "Surgery for colorectal cancer;" "Ablation and embolization to treat colorectal cancer;" "Chemotherapy for colorectal cancer;" "Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer;" "Questions you may have about targeted cancer therapies;" and "Radiation therapy for colorectal cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Colon Cancer Treatment."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 03, 2018

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