radiofrequency ablation

Definition / meaning of radiofrequency ablation

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.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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