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Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is used in those rare instances when the cancer returns or with organ-confined prostate cancer (stage T1-T3).

What Does Cryotherapy Involve?

Cryotherapy treatment allows your surgeon to precisely target the area being treated by using ultrasound to guide the placement of very thin needles to the affected area. Argon gas is used to form ice at the end of the needles and the freezng destroys the cancer cells.