Article Abstract

Cryosurgery in the treatment of women with breast cancer—a review

Authors: Radoslaw Tarkowski, Marek Rzaca


Cryoablation could be an alternative to surgical excision of breast cancer. The cytotoxic potential of cryosurgery has been shown in both animal models and studies conducted on humans. There are several advantages to be gained from ablation performed at very low temperatures and these include the method’s simplicity, lack of pain, low morbidity, cost-effectiveness, and potential for positive cryo-immunologic effects. This manuscript reviews data concerning the use of cryoablation in the treatment of breast cancer.