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Treatment Options

The type of treatment you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have. The highly skilled physicians at Antelope Valley Hospital use the latest treatment options, including surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, among others. State‑of‑the‑art treatment options include:

Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotic surgery allow the surgeon to use innovative scopes and other imaging tools to view and operate through much smaller incisions. As a result, most patients experience shorter hospital stays, less post‑operative pain, and faster recovery times than traditional surgeries.

Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses electrical energy and heat to destroy cancer cells. With this treatment, high‑frequency energy is delivered through a thin needle, causing the surrounding tissue to heat up and kill nearby cancer cells.

Chemoembolization
Chemoembolization delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to a tumor, while minimizing exposure to healthy tissues. Chemoembolization may be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or radiofrequency ablation.