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Israeli treatment freezes cancerous tumors, eliminating need for surgery

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: WKRC From: CAESAREA, Israel (CBS Newspath/Reuters) – When Nelida Ivaldi was diagnosed with a tumor in her breast, she was terrified of what she thought was going to be a long, painful treatment. But after undergoing cryoablation therapy to freeze her tumor, she was surprised by how quick and painless the whole thing was. Ivaldi, a retired teacher, …

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Doctors put breast cancer on ice to avoid surgery

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Melissa Moon From: One surgeon in Memphis is doing trials on a breast cancer treatment that could keep some patients out of the operating room. The West Clinic is among about 20 sites across the country where doctors are using liquid nitrogen to freeze tumors and kill diseased cells. “This technology is the newest version that takes a …