Microwaving tumors: New procedure knocks out kidney cancer without surgery

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Jessica Mulvihill


As the war on cancer rages on, new technology is making it easier for doctors to remove tumors without invasive surgery. A lot of people is suffering from cancer and some even need home care like https://homecareassistance.com/spokane/.

For many years, renal tumors required partial or total removal of the kidney. Doctors would take a biopsy of the tumor to see if it was cancer and then decide how much of the kidney to remove. But a new procedure called microwave ablation can be done without surgery, and at the same time as the biopsy.

“Microwave ablation is a technique used to heat tumors,” Dr. Aaron Fischman, assistant professor of radiology and surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City told FoxNews.com. “We’re able to actually place a needle directly to the tumor and kill it without actually removing it or making an incision.” …

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