Healthy Living: Saved From Amputation
In some cases, amputation is used to treat certain cancers that develop in a person’s limb, like advanced melanomas and sarcoma or bone cancer.
A therapy that was first developed decades ago is now gaining ground with doctors who are trying to save lives and limbs.
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Dr. Zager says isolated limb infusion is usually used for patients with unresectable sarcomas.
The entire procedure takes about two and a half hours.
The patients are under general anesthesia.