Non-Surgical Ablation Cancer Treatment in Iloilo: Based on the data from World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths in 2012. In the Philippines, cancer remains to be a national health priority noting that it is the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country, according to the 2009 Philippine Health Statistics. These data make cancer one of the four epidemic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or lifestyle-related diseases (LRDs) along with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, and chronic respiratory diseases.
The Medical City (TMC) Iloilo is pioneering another medical service in Western Visayas as it introduces the Non-Surgical Ablation cancer treatment. Non-Surgical Ablation is an emerging cancer treatment option that uses heat, cold or chemical agents and is often performed for tumors found in soft tissues such as the liver, lung, colon, and kidney among others, as well as tumors in the bones. Unlike other popular cancer treatment options, with Non-Surgical Ablation, individual tumors are being directly targeted and destroyed, minimizing side effects to the patient. It is also a minimally invasive procedure, thus, it doesn’t require major surgery.
Non-Surgical Ablation is being performed by inserting an electrode or an antenna directly into the affected tissue through the guidance of CT or ultrasound imaging. Once in place, energy is delivered through the tip of the electrode or antenna which heats and destroys the tissue. This process may need to be repeated depending on the size, number, and location of the tumor. The destroyed tissue is not removed – it gradually shrinks and is replaced by scar tissue.
With the availability of the Non-Surgical Ablation cancer treatment at TMC Iloilo, Ilonggos (as well as patients from neighboring areas) need not travel to Manila or even to other countries for such treatment procedures. Learn more about Non-Surgical Ablation cancer treatment at TMC Iloilo. For inquiries, call (033) 500-1000, check out our website www.themedicalcityiloilo.com or visit us at Esplanade 2, Molo, Iloilo City. Also follow The Medical City Iloilo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more information.