RFA - Radio Frequency Ablation - PhillieG

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on August 7, 2011 View this journey (26 Experiences)

I've had the RFA done 3 times. September 2007, December 2009, and August 2010 .

The RFA was the easiest thing I've had done. With the first one, I stayed overnight for observation. With the other two I went home that day. I felt a little sore but otherwise it's a piece of cake as they say. I have been only Erbitux for the past10 months or so and going once every three weeks. I had tried a month on and a month off and that didn't work. The tumors grew (hence the RFA) and I also tried a 6 month break (again, an RFA) so now this is like the Goldilocks protocol, it seems to be just right...
I have stopped counting but I figure that I've had over 260 treatments since Feb 2004.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree

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