A safe and effective way to treat breast tumors.

How Cryoablation works

Cryoablation is a safe and effective way to treat breast tumors. This procedure is an alternative to open surgery – using extreme cold to destroy tissue. Using ultrasound imaging, a small probe (like a thin hollow needle) is guided into the tumor. Extremely cold temperatures are applied to destroy the tumor. Cryoablation is painless, as the freezing process acts with the local anesthesia to numb the area.

The procedure takes place in a physician's office. The procedure usually takes about 10-15 minutes. No stitches or other wound treatment is required after the procedure; an adhesive strip is sufficient to cover the tiny incision. Patients can return to work or regular activities right away.

Read common questions about cryoablation here.

Our cancer specialists work closely together to deliver the latest treatments based on your needsLearn more about the breast cancer team.

Working together for you

Our cancer experts work together with a common goal: delivering the right care for you.

A range of specialists collaborate regularly in meetings called tumor boards to discuss the best plan for your care. Your treatment plan is made just for you, depending on your general health, your age, your particular cancer and its growth.

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