• Has anyone had a tumor frozen?

    Asked by carolynm on Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Has anyone had a tumor frozen?

    Apparently there is an new procedure in which a needle is inserted into the tumor to freeze it. My surgeon discussed this with me and he says that insurance will cover it, so I am going to try it. Can anyone tell me what to expect?

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm (Best Answer!)

      The procedure that you are referring to is called cryotherapy. I am attaching a link for you. I am an oncology nurse that specializes in gyne cancer so if you have any questions, you know where to find me. Best of luck, Carm RN.


      over 7 years ago
    • BeantownNurse's Avatar

      What type of cancer do you have? Is this a new treatment option for endometrial cancer? thank you.

      over 7 years ago
    • carolynm's Avatar

      To beantownnurse: I have the "garden variety" endometrial cancer, Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma. I have a new tumor on my liver right next to where I had the last one cut out in Nov. This is another option, which my surgeon likes. I had not heard of this treatment before which is why the question.

      over 7 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      just posted another link for you..its sounds great to me.

      over 7 years ago
    • 2bbcontinued's Avatar

      Had cancerous cells frozen about 35 years ago. Five months ago diagnosed with uterine cancer. It was called cryosurgery. Don't know if the basics would be the same.

      about 7 years ago

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