Apr 29, 2013 - 8:12 am
Does anyone have any knowledge of Cyro that treats only the tumor and leaves you with a functioning prostate like the lumpectomy for brest cancer. Below is the information I am reading about, is this true or just PR. from this Dr. ????
Data has show that focal cryoablation is as good for prostate cancer control as any other treatment—including surgery, radiation and hormone therapy—but it is less invasive and traumatic for patients, preserves sexual and urinary function and has no major complications. Interventional radiologists tailor treatment to each patient's disease. Instead of removing the entire prostate, or freezing the entire prostate or using radiation on the entire prostate, interventional radiologists can find out where the cancer is and just destroy the cancer," said study author Gary M. Onik, M.D., interventional radiologist and director of the Center for Safer Prostate Cancer Therapy in Orlando, Fla.