Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive, organ-preserving cancer treatment that uses freezing temperatures to kill cancer cells. It is also called cryosurgery or cryoablation.
How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Cryotherapy works by using extreme cold to destroy the cancer cells. The doctor will insert a probe into the tumor, and the probe will then be cooled to a very low temperature. The cold temperatures kill the cancer cells. The tissue that grows back is usually normal. In most cases, all abnormal cells are removed with only one treatment.
Why is Cryotherapy Done?
Cryotherapy can be used to treat some types of cancer or precancerous cells. It is often used to treat tumors that are in hard-to-reach areas and helps to avoid the need for a surgical procedure. It can also be used to treat tumors that have come back after other treatments.