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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Ablación por radiofrecuencia

Radiofrequency ablation (RAY-dee-oh-FREE-kwen-see uh-BLAY-shun)
A procedure that uses radio waves to heat and destroy abnormal cells. The radio waves travel through electrodes (small devices that carry electricity). Radiofrequency ablation may be used to treat cancer and other conditions.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.