Purpose of Technology

Cryoablation, also known as cryosurgery or cryotherapy, is the technique of destroying cells using subfreezing temperatures. Cryoablation of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is usually performed by an interventional radiologist to destroy tumor cells in lung masses using freeze-thaw cycles.

Relevant Questions

  • Compared with the usual therapies for NSCLC, does cryoablation for NSCLC improve quality of life and overall survival?

  • Is cryotherapy for NSCLC a safe procedure?

  • Have definitive patient selection criteria been established for cryoablation for NSCLC?

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