Stop prostate cancer cold

Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 10:40:00-04

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

If you, or a loved one, are diagnosed it’s important to know what treatment options are available and which are best suited for your lifestyle.

It’s called ‘Cryotherapy’ or ‘Cryoablation’ and it’s a minimally invasive treatment where patients can go home after they are treated.

Doctors insert a probe into the prostate and freeze the cancer to 40-below zero twice, to kill the cancer cells.

Because nerves may be frozen during cryotherapy, it is most commonly used in older men where sexual activity is not a priority.

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