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There are some other treatments, which may be appropriate for some people. These treatments are only available in a small number of hospitals in the UK. If a treatment is suitable for your situation, you may have to travel a long way to have it.
HBO| involves providing the body with extra oxygen and is sometimes used in clinical trials| to treat a number of severe side effects of cancer treatment|.
PDT| uses laser, or other light sources, combined with light-sensitive drugs to destroy cancer cells.
Radiofrequency ablation| uses radiowaves to destroy cancer cells by heating them to high temperatures.
Content last reviewed: 1 September 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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