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How common is the recurrence of prostate cancer?

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Up to 40 percent of men with prostate cancer get it again even after treatment. That means they will need further treatment. Some experts think cryotherapy – which uses very cold temperatures to freeze and destroy cancer tissue – can be a good option, especially if earlier 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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