Supportive and other treatments

Other treatments

You might be offered a less common treatment. Reading about what's involved can help you prepare any questions for your specialists.

  • Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment

    Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. It’s used to relieve some side effects of cancer treatment.

  • Photodynamic therapy

    PDT uses light sources and a light-sensitive drug to destroy cancer cells. It’s used for some cancers and some pre-cancerous conditions.

  • Radiofrequency ablation

    RFA is a treatment that uses heat to destroy cancer cells. It’s sometimes used for cancer of the liver, lung, or kidney.