PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are nonsurgical treatments for rectal cancer?

ANSWER

Nonsurgical treatments include giving chemotherapy directly into the liver using radioactive isotopes (radioembolization) or cutting off the blood supply to the tumor in the liver (embolization). Often, doctors give chemotherapy directly into the liver along with embolization. You may hear this called chemoembolization. Other options include freezing the tumors (cryosurgery) or destroying them with microwaves or heat (radiofrequency ablation).

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society. "Lymph Nodes and Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 26, 2017

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society. "Lymph Nodes and Cancer."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 26, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What does it mean if my rectal cancer has recurred?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: