Cryotherapy for prostate cancer

Cryosurgery - prostate cancer; Cryoablation - prostate cancer

Cryotherapy uses very cold temperatures to freeze and kill prostate cancer cells. The goal of cryosurgery is to destroy the entire prostate gland and possibly surrounding tissue.

Cryosurgery is generally not used as a first treatment for prostate cancer.

Male reproductive anatomy

The male reproductive structures include the penis, the scrotum, the testes, the epididymis, the seminal vesicles, and the prostate.

What Happens During Cryotherapy

When Cryosurgery is Used to Treat Prostate Cancer

Side Effects