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Interventional Radiology New Britain General campus
(860) 224-5244

Radiology New Britain General campus
(860) 224-5556

Bradley Memorial campus
(860) 276-5382

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Cancer treatments

Using catheters or needles, physicians can deliver radiation or chemotherapy drugs directly into tumors, sparing healthy, surrounding tissue.

Interventional treatments include:

  • Chemo-embolization, in which chemotherapy drugs are injected into an artery supplying a tumor with blood
  • Tumor ablation, in which cold, heat or radiofrequency waves are used to destroy tumor cells

Advantages:

Treatments are less invasive and typically involve less pain and quicker recovery. Many can be performed on an outpatient basis or with a short hospital stay.