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How is a radiofrequency ablation used to treat lung cancer?

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If you have non-small cell lung cancer and can’t have surgery, radiofrequency ablation may be an option.

Your doctor guides a thin needle through your skin until it touches the tumor inside your lung. Then, an electric current passes through it to heat and kill the cancer cells.

From: Lung Cancer Treatments WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 02/19/2019

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American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

National Institutes of Health.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

National Cancer Institute.

National Institutes of Health.

American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Reviewed by Paul Boyce on February 19, 2019

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