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What is cryotherapy and how it is used? 
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In brief: Ice therapy
Cryotherapy refers to using cold temperatures to treat a medical condition.
For example, prostate cryotherapy is a treatment for prostate cancer in which probes are placed in to the prostate gland to create very cold temperatures to kill cancer cells. Cryotherapy can be used for skin lesions, cervical lesions, and tumors of the prostate, kidney, liver and other organs.

In brief: Ice therapy
Cryotherapy refers to using cold temperatures to treat a medical condition.
For example, prostate cryotherapy is a treatment for prostate cancer in which probes are placed in to the prostate gland to create very cold temperatures to kill cancer cells. Cryotherapy can be used for skin lesions, cervical lesions, and tumors of the prostate, kidney, liver and other organs.
Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Units such s the one pictured use liquid nitrogen, an extremely cold agent that works very well for this purpose.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Freezing tissue
Abnormal or cancerous tissue can be frozen and thus destroyed.
Has been used in cryoprostatectomies, removal of skin warts and to freeze and destroy enlarged tonsils.

In brief: Freezing tissue
Abnormal or cancerous tissue can be frozen and thus destroyed.
Has been used in cryoprostatectomies, removal of skin warts and to freeze and destroy enlarged tonsils.
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