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Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (07 / 02 / 2014)

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Cryotherapy uses extremely cold temperatures to freeze and destroy cancer tissue in the prostate. There are few long-term studies that focus on cryotherapy as a treatment for prostate cancer. The prostate gland surrounds the bottom of a man's bladder and about the first inch of the urinary tube, or urethra. It has a key role in male reproduction. The prostate gland secretes seminal fluid. That fluid combines with sperm to make semen. As a man ages, the prostate often becomes the target of several...

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