Focal Cryotherapy in the Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer

Huy D. Nguyen, BS; Bryan J. Allen, MD; Julio M. Pow-Sang, MD


Cancer Control. 2013;20(3):177-180. 

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The use of prostate-specific antigen to screen for prostate cancer has led to a downward stage migration. Treatment options for newly diagnosed prostate cancer are numerous. A review of the recent literature demonstrates increasing use of minimally invasive treatments, including the use of focal therapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer. Focal cryotherapy yields short-term biochemical disease-free survival comparable to whole gland treatment modalities in men with low-risk prostate cancer while providing better functional outcomes.