Cryotherapy for prostate cancerCryosurgery - prostate cancer; Cryoablation - prostate cancer
Cryotherapy uses very cold temperatures to freeze and kill prostate cancer cells. The goal of cryosurgery is to destroy the entire prostate gland and possibly surrounding tissue.
Cryosurgery is generally not used as a first treatment for prostate cancer.
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