From Endocare a press release about the Cryocare cryosurgery probe, which is proving itself as a therapy in prostate cancer patients:
“The progression of data supporting the cryosurgery option as a primary means of treating prostate cancer, even in a high-risk patient population or as a secondary or ‘salvage’ treatment for men who have failed radiation therapy, continues to accelerate as use of the procedure increases in the urology community,” said Dr. Aaron Katz, assistant professor of urology at Columbia Presbyterian Center of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a principal author of the study. “Cryosurgery has again been shown to result in long-term cure rates and has very few complications.”
The probe has built-in ultrasound, and can apparently keep the urethra warm even as it freezes the prostate.
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