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Cryoablation is Safe and Effective as Breast Cancer Therapy

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They found that quickly freezing a Breast Cancer (BC) tumor not only kills that tumor but also stops the spread of the disease.

A BC diagnosis can mean many things. I think that people fear the words “you have cancer” for two reasons in particular. First, depending on your stage at diagnoses, cancer can kill. Second, again depending on your stage at diagnosis, “the cure can be worse than the disease.”

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In breast cancer, cryotherapy can address both of these fears. In small BC tumors, cryotherapy is safe and effective, has few side effects, is durable and can be more successful than surgery. Cryotherapy is breast cancer treatment option that requires more research.

Further, cryosurgery in breast cancer can “generate a tumor-specific immune response that can eradicate systemic¬†micro metastases.” That means that BC cryosurgery can cause the women’s body to kill other BC mets in her body.

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Cryosurgery seems potentially revolutionary in cancer care. Why aren’t oncs studying this therapy???

I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Research and experience have taught me that breast cancer patients must combine both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional therapies to fully manage their cancer. 

To learn more about non-toxic breast cancer therapies, scroll down the page, post a question or a comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Cryosurgery of breast cancer.

“Recent studies have demonstrated that, as a primary therapy for small BC, cryoablation is safe and effective with durable results, and can successfully destroy all cancers <1.0 cm and tumors between 1.0 and 1.5 cm without a significant ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS) component.Presence of noncalcified DCIS is the cause of most cryoablation failures.

At this time, cryoablation should be limited to patients with invasive ductal carcinoma <1.5 cm and with <25% DCIS in the core biopsy.

For unresectable advanced breast cancer, cryoablation is a palliation modality and may be used as complementary for subsequent resection or other therapies”

The rate of freeze alters the immunologic response after cryoablation of breast cancer.

“CONCLUSIONS: Cryoablation of BC in mice can generate a tumor-specific immune response that can eradicate systemic micrometastases and improve outcome compared with surgical excision; however, the technique used to freeze the tissue may alter the immune response from stimulatory to suppressive.”

Big Boost for Cryoablation

Cryoablation (also called cryosurgery) is a “new” treatment for BC that has been waiting in the wings for decades. While fairly often used in prostate cancer, the use of cold probes to destroy breast or other types of tumors has never been widely accepted. Recently, however, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center announced some very exciting results. They found that quickly freezing a tumor not only kills that tumor but also stops the spread of the disease. With rapid freezing, there was improved survival compared to surgery alone.”

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