Destroying Tumors Superficially

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Destroying Tumors Superficially

by Tom_D on Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:00 AM

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My GI performed an Argon Plasma Coagulation this morning at Moffitt Cancer Cancer in Tampa. It uses argon gas to deliver a small electrical charge to the tumor to destroy the part of the tumor which will interfere with swallowing if allowed to grow. APC, as it's known, has been used successfully at UCSF and I'm delighted it's available close to home in FL. For information about APC togo: http://gi.ucsf.edu/argPlasma.html It's not a cure and the cancer cells are still in my body, but I will always be able to swallow. Tom D.

Destroy Tumors Superficially

by Taram on Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:00 AM

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Hi Tom... we were just making travel plans to go up north to have a similar treatment done for my father so that he can swallow. This treatment sounds terrific and it is close to home as we are also in Florida. If there is any way you can provide the name of your GI at Moffit, we would be eternally grateful. Thank you so much for the information you provided in your post, this is what we have been searching for high and low!!

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by Taram on Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:00 AM

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Thank you so much and thanks for the quick answer. My Dad would like to email you to ask a few questions too. In the meantime, we will be contacting Dr. Boyce as we had already located Moffits website after finding your post ... again, my family and I are so grateful!!!
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