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Radiofrequency Ablation Of The Kidney
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a procedure that uses electrical currents to destroy cancer cells in your kidney. A needle electrode delivers an electrical current that creates heat and destroys the tumor.
Call 911 for the following:
- You have chest pain or shortness of breath.
Seek care immediately if:
- You have severe pain that does not get better with medicine.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have a fever.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
- Pain medicine may be given. Ask how to take this medicine safely.
- Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
You will need to return for a CT scan or MRI of your kidney. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Rest as needed:
Slowly start to do more each day. Return to your daily activities as directed by your healthcare provider.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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