6 Prostate Cancer Therapies and Treatment Options

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6. Cryotherapy also known as cryosurgery or cryoablation, is a type of treatment used in many types of cancer and other diseases. In patients with prostate cancer, cryotherapy consists of freezing the cancerous cells in the prostate. “Most doctors do not use cryosurgery as the first treatment for prostate cancer, but it is sometimes an option if the cancer has come back after other treatments. As with brachytherapy, this may not be a good option for men with large prostate glands,” explain the American Cancer Society. Cryotherapy is less invasive than radical prostatectomy surgery and often leads to a decreased loss of blood, shorter hospital stay, shorter recovery period, and less pain. (Read more about cryotherapy)

 

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