Cryotherapy of Lung
Also called cryoablation or cryosurgery, cryotherapy of the lung is a procedure involving extreme cold to treat lung cancer. Utilizing a device called a cryoprobe, surgeons directly treat the cancerous area by freezing the tissue. Once the area is frozen, the provider will allow it to thaw before repeating the procedure.
Cryotherapy is primarily utilized when surgical options are not possible and is often used in combination with treatments like chemotherapy or radiation. It can treat large tumors and also alleviate cancer-related pain or other symptoms. In addition to lung cancer, cryotherapy can be utilized for other cancer types such as breast, bone, liver, prostate, and others.
The cancer care providers at Schneck work to help individuals understand treatment options that provide the best outlook. If you or a loved one could benefit from cryotherapy or are curious about cancer care at Schneck, reach out.