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    Can someone give me more information about Microwave Ablation for stage IV bowel cancer treatment?

    My father has been diagnosed with Stage IV bowel cancer which has spread to the liver via one lymph node.

    He has had surgery to remove the cancer from the bowel and has his first meeting with the Oncologist in 3 weeks to discuss chemotherapy.

    We have been doing some research and have found some information on a microwave technique that seems to be successful in treating liver tumors.

    Can anyone provide any information on this technique? Is it widely available? Is it more effective than current chemotherapy treatments?

    Thank you
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you very much for your enquiry.

    Information on treatments for Secondary Liver Cancer is available on the Bowel Cancer Australia website at -

    There is also a ‘Liver Treatment’ Patient Information booklet available for download on the Bowel Cancer Australia website at

    Due to the detailed nature of some of your questions they are quite difficult to answer in an online forum.

    If you'd like to send your questions through to Bowel Cancer Australia's Nurse Adviser we'd be very happy to get in contact with you to provide an individualised response and advice.

    You can send your questions to us using the web form available at

    We look forward to receiving your questions and to offering you some tailored advice.

    Kind Regards,
    The team at Bowel Cancer Australia

    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.

    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.

    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

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