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How common is the recurrence of prostate cancer?

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Even with early intervention and conventional treatment, 30% to 40% of men with prostate cancer experience a recurrence of the condition. That means they will need further treatment. Some experts think cryotherapy is an option for treating recurrent prostate cancer, especially if initial radiation therapy did not kill enough cancer cells.

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RadiologyInfo.com: "Cryotherapy."

American Cancer Society: "Recurrent Prostate Cancer: Cryosurgery Offers 'Curative' Treatment."

Prostate Cancer Institute: "Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.com: "Cryotherapy."

American Cancer Society: "Recurrent Prostate Cancer: Cryosurgery Offers 'Curative' Treatment."

Prostate Cancer Institute: "Cryotherapy for Prostate Cancer."

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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