FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are all ablation techniques the same?
The answer is no. Certain techniques, such as Cryoablation are more immune stimulating than other techniques, such as RFA and Microwave. Also, the manner of how the ablation is performed can affect the immune response. It is important when having ablation treatment to try to gain as much immune stimulation as possible. This is not only from the actual ablation techniques, but also medications given before, during and after the ablation procedure.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
To determine if you are a candidate for one of our procedures, please contact one of our offices. We will need to see copies of the most recent medical records and imaging studies. We provide a review of these records at no cost; however, please do not send original documents as they will not be returned.
I see that you have offices in the USA. Is it possible to have treatment done in the USA?
Yes, it is. However, please note that we only perform treatments using FDA approved medications in the USA. Also, though most of our treatments use FDA approved drugs, the manner and types of cancers we treat may be considered “off label” from the FDA. For us to offer the full option of treatment, certain patients may have better opportunity being treated outside the USA.
Do you give intra-venous IV immunotherapy, such as Yervoy, Opdivo and Keytruda to patients who would prefer IV therapy, combination immunotherapy or the use for unapproved cancer?
Yes, we do. In certain cases patients may not be good candidates for ablation. Also there are patients who would like IV immunotherapy, but it may not be offered for their cancer type. We can treat patients with systemic immunotherapy as well.