A new study claimed that the treatment of slowly growing breast cancer could be done by the use of tumor freezing technology which is known to be highly targeted to a certain area that can eliminate the use of surgeries. The study suggested that this technique is suitable for women having breast cancer over the age of 60 who are diagnosed with a low level of breast cancer.
Cryoablation Is A Non-Surgical Way To Treat Breast Cancer
Dr. Richard Fine, who is a breast surgeon at the Cancer Centre in Tenn., claimed that Cryoablation is a useful technique that can remove low-level breast cancers without any pain and with swiftness without doing any sort of surgeries. He explained that it is performed in the office, and the patients can stay awake to see it. In this method, the cancer tissues re-dealt with extremely cold temperatures to destroy it completely.
The new study in which around 200 Women participated claimed that earlier they were having a low level of breast cancer, and after the use of this technology, they remained cancer-free for more than three years and still counting. He said that this therapy is already well established for the treatment of bone, kidney, and other types of cancers too.
The average age of the participants who were present in the study was around 75 years who were dealing with a low level of breast cancer. The tumors were comparatively in a small proportion with not more than 1.5 centimeters in size. In general ER+ and PR+ tumors are slow growing tumors.
All the patients who participated in the process of cryoablation underwent a direct insertion of the probe into the site of the tumor in the environment of anesthesia. Liquid nitrogen was applied in the areas of the tumor inside out.
The period for the completion is around 20 to 40 minutes which at last turn the tumor cells into small balls of ice. Reports say that around 3 out of 4 women dealt with radiation, too, which was later treated by the therapy of endocrine. One patient went through chemotherapy. This process eliminates the use of any kind of surgery for women with breast cancer.
Patients were evaluated twice a year after the treatment to confirm that there are no more diseased tissues left in the body. On average only 2 percent of the women had breast cancer in return. No side effects were noticed by the patients, and almost all of them were satisfied by the results of the treatment.
Distinguishing the cryoablation and mastectomy, cryoablation minimizes the chances of breast volume infection. The process results in an excellent performance with no scars and bruises post-therapy. The European Union gave rights to carry on this treatment in the year 2010, but in most of the other countries like Australia, South Africa, it was later approved.
In the United States, this treatment is in experimental use and not yet approved. The chances of reappearing of the cancer cells in the breast are seen minimum in the patients who underwent this therapy, and soon the United States is planning to approve this treatment too.