Cryo surgery offers advantages over other methods of cancer treatment. It is less invasive than surgery, involving only a small incision or insertion of the cryoprobe through the skin. Because physicians can focus cryo surgical treatment on a limited area, they can avoid the destruction of nearby healthy tissue.
The treatment can be safely repeated and may be used along with standard treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation. Cryosurgery may offer an option for treating cancers that are considered inoperable or that do not respond to standard treatments.
Furthermore, it can be used for patients who are not good candidates for conventional surgery because of their age or other medical conditions.