Items Tagged ‘cryoablation’

April 16, 2013

Cancer treatment that PUNCHES HOLES in tumours could be latest weapon in war against disease…And New Ice Therapy is Freezing Out Cancers

By Logan Lafferty

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 […]

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Tags: cryoablation, Daily Mail (UK), Dr. David Woodrum, freezing tumors, Lung Cancer, Society of Interventional Radiology, treatment

April 15, 2013

Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study

By Logan Lafferty

A method designed to target, freeze and destroy a tumor’s cellular function seems effective in combating lung tumors, a small ongoing study finds…”‘Promising’ is the perfect way to describe our findings,” said study lead author Dr. David Woodrum, an interventional radiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “But whether or not this minimally invasive […]

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Tags: cryoablation, Dr. David Woodrum, freezing treatment, HealthDay, lung tumor, tumor

February 1, 2012

Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Cryoablation recently approved as atrial fibrillation treatment


DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was just diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and am on medication for the time being but was told I may need surgery. I have read about a new treatment option called cryoablation. Is this a safe option? How effective is the procedure? ANSWER: Cryoablation can be used to control atrial fibrillation when […]

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Tags: atrial fibrillation, cryoablation, Fred Kusumoto, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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