Rescue cryotherapy for prostate cancer after radiotherapy - Abstract

Radical Radiotherapy constitutes a useful therapeutic option for localized prostate cancer.

Almost one third of prostate cancer patients choose this alternative to treat the disease. Despite modifications in the technique as intensity modulation, 3D conformational radiotherapy or computer-assisted brachytherapy, a significant percentage of these patients will show an increase in PSA values after radiation. Local relapse without distant disease and PSA less than 10 ng/ml are candidates for salvage therapy. Cryotherapy has already become a curative treatment option in this group of patients. Recent technological as well as surgical advances in salvage-cryotherapy have reduced dramatically complications and progressively increase the interest on this alternative.

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García EL, Amo FH, San Segundo CG, Fagundo EP, Escudero RM, Alonso AH, Piniés GO, Rascón JJ, Fernández CH. Are you the author?
Servicio de Urología, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, España.

Reference: Arch Esp Urol. 2012 Jan-Feb;65(1):93-100.

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PMID: 22318181

Article in Spanish.