recent advances have added another tool to the
anti-cancer arsenal – thermal ablation, whereby
tumours are heated or cooled to temperatures that cause
the tumour cells to die.
treatment was pioneered at The Middlesex Hospital (UCLH)
where Professor Bill
Lees and Dr Alice Gillams, who are internationally
renowned experts in this field, run one of the longest
established and largest practices in the world. The
Harley street Clinic established this service in 2000
when it was the first private hospital in the UK to
offer this therapy.
cancer treatments involving radiation include
gamma knife treatment for lesions within the skull and
CyberKnife which can treat tumours that were previously
very difficult and sometimes dangerous to treat.