If you have precancerous or cancerous skin lesions, you might be a candidate for treatment with cryotherapy. The skilled team at Auburn Medical Group in Auburn, California, offers cryotherapy services to destroy precancerous cells in your skin. The practice provides the latest technologies for freezing precancerous cells and preventing their spread. To find out if cryotherapy is right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today!
Cryotherapy is a cancer treatment option using extreme cold to kill abnormal and cancerous cells. Auburn Medical Group offers cryotherapy for different types of cancer.
You might be a candidate for cryotherapy if you have cancer of the:
The team may use cryotherapy to relieve pain and other symptoms when cancer spreads to your bones or other organs.
Depending on the type of cancer you have and its stage, this procedure may be recommended if other therapies aren’t working well.
During cryotherapy, your provider inserts a thin, wand-like needle through small incisions in your skin and moves it directly into the tumor.
They pump argon gas into the needle to freeze the tissue of the tumor. The tumor then thaws for a period of time before freezing it again. This process repeats several times during your procedure to destroy cancerous tissue.
The technology allows your provider precise control over the delivery of the freezing gas, ensuring they can target the tumor directly and disturb only a small amount of nearby tissue.
After cryotherapy, you need some downtime to recover fully. Generally, you can return to your usual routine within two to three weeks after your incisions heal.
Your provider will provide you with comprehensive guidance to ensure your complete recovery. You should avoid strenuous activity and may need extra assistance for a week or two after your freezing therapy.
The team may monitor your skin with routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests to evaluate the success of your treatment. You schedule these tests at one, three, and six-month intervals.
You may also need a biopsy procedure to be sure the treatment for the precancerous or cancerous tumor is working. During a skin biopsy, the team takes a tissue sample of the treated skin and sends it to a lab for further evaluation under a microscope.
Call Auburn Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about cryotherapy.