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radio frequency ablation

Bellweather
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Joined: Jun 2013

Anyone have any insight on RFA for lung nodules?  It seems logical but not exactly front page news.  Most literature seems to be dated, did it prove to be ineffective?

Yeric
Posts: 65
Joined: May 2015

Rfa and cryroablation are a couple of procedures I have missed in my travels.  A few years ago there were a couple of "clinics" here in the states that focused on those treatments.   I never considered those.  If is sounds to good to be true princapal.  My partial was brought on by the location of a small tumor and the Doctor talked about cryro.  Not enough margin so it was an open knife affair.

There is a good chance that these procedures have been replaced by the improving capabilities of radiation.  Check it out.  I would still like to know.  Bobby

Bellweather
Posts: 100
Joined: Jun 2013

Bobby,

MD Anderson still shows RFA as an option on their website but I have yet to clarify under what circumstances it is deemed warrented.  I have a Dr appouintment in early May and will let ou know what she says.  Currently my largest node is 1cm and close to heart which I assume would be an issue??  Will keep you posted and look forward to any other input. 

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