A study investigating the effects of cryoablation - the freezing of tumours - in the lungs was also presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting. ‘Cryoablation has potential as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the lungs from other parts of the body and could prolong the lives of patients who are running out of options,’ said David Woodrum of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, who helped lead the study. ‘We may not be able to cure the cancer, but with cryoablation we can at least slow it down significantly and allow patients to enjoy greater quality of life longer,’ he added.
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