Cryoablation is the technique of using a cryoprobe and a needle inserted directly into the tumor to inject chemicals to freeze and destroy the cancer. After cryoablation, the dead tissue will either be removed by the body’s immune process or fall off on its own depending on the treatment location. Occasionally, the procedure may need to be repeated several times depending on the type and stage of cancer. It is commonly utilized for cervical, skin, bone, kidney, liver, eye and prostate cancers.
Your doctor will determine if cryoablation is an appropriate treatment for you depending on the type and stage of cancer. Please let your doctor know if you are pregnant, have any other past medical history and if you are taking medications, especially blood thinning medications. You may experience pain, swelling, numbness and uncommonly an infection after the procedure. Do consult your doctor if you have any pre or post procedure concerns.