Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat made by radio waves to kill cancer cells.

Laser treatment

A laser is a very thin, focused beam of light. The beam is aimed at a small area of tissue. It heats the tissue to high temperatures, destroying abnormal cells. Lasers can focus very accurately on tiny areas.

High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)

High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a treatment that aims to kill cancer cells with high frequency sound waves. HIFU doesn't pass through solid bone or air, so it's not suitable for every cancer.

Photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy is a treatment for non melanoma skin cancer and an experimental treatment for some other types of cancer.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses extreme cold to destroy cancer cells. Cryotherapy can be used to treat different types of cancer and precancerous conditions.

Ultraviolet light treatment

Ultraviolet light is a treatment for a number of skin conditions including a type of skin cancer called T cell lymphoma. Find out more about how it works, and possible side effects.

Electrochemotherapy for cancers affecting the skin

Doctors use electrochemotherapy for cancers that started in the skin or have spread to the skin.

Last reviewed: 
20 Aug 2018

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