Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cryotherapy for lung cancer

Cryotherapy for lung cancer

We use cryotherapy to treat lung cancer tumors, as well as obstructions in the airway and other parts of the body. This technology may be an effective treatment for lung cancer tumors that cannot be removed by surgery.

Cryotherapy may also be an option for patients with obstructions in the airway, especially those who have a stent and would not be candidates for other treatments.

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What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the use of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue.

To perform cryotherapy, a probe that has been made extremely cold is applied over the surface of a tumor, using a bronchoscopy.