What do you guys think about cyrotherapy as a primary treatment for PC? This was suggested by my neighbor's urologist, since his doctor is ruling out surgery or radiation as a primary treatment due to the guy's previous radiation and surgeries.
I can't find much good info or data on it. Doesn't seem to be much in the way of studies on it, or long term results. I did see some risky side effects that could happen.
I think his doctor is suggesting starting with HT, and then perhaps using cyrotherapy after x amount of time.
Does this sound like a reasonable approach, or is it out there?
David in SC
Of course all I had was cryosurgical TFT. But it's done as a primary treatment too in killing the gland. In fact about
a year ago there was a guy here who called me for we had the same doctor. He wasn't eligible for TFT so went full cryo and was doing great . I haven't seen him post here recently. He lived in Alaska and traveled down here to see my doctor.
The doctor listed above out here I don't know but I don't know all the staff there. I have no idea what is best after HiFu fails. Maybe cryosurgery has an advantage. I can only speak of my cryotherapy TFT which resulted in a soreness for about
10-14 days afterward. Not too bad but it did cut my walks in half for a short time. I played golf with no pain.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy
2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy