Jonathan A. Coleman, MD | Authors

The Promise of Cryotherapy in Prostate Cancer

July 01, 2008

This is an expertly written summary of the experience with cryotherapy as primary treatment of prostate cancer and the rationale for proceeding toward more limited, organ-sparing approaches with this procedure as focal treatment for low-risk cancers. Growing evidence of overdetection and overtreatment in many men with low-risk tumors has resulted in the recognition that alternatives to conventional treatment strategies are needed. Observation, a laudable and appropriate approach, appeals to relatively few patients.